The Painted Photograph: Multiforms

Artist Statement


Field and form are the subjects of Shane’s artworks in the Multiforms series.  Influenced by the colour field painters of the 1940s and fifties, Shane’s artworks too point towards the pure aesthetic of colour as field and probe figure-ground relationships as found in painting but all from an evolved photographic viewpoint. Her large inkjet and lightjet prints of deeply saturated blocks of paint are in a way an artificial “painting” where paint and pixels come together and present themselves as a fresh questioning of what colour fields, painted or photographed, can be.

Artist Biography

Judy D Shane's photographic artworks explore an interdisciplinary dialogue between painting and photography that question the space between the two disciplines from both manual and digital perspectives. By using focally stacked photographs to examine the micro world of hand painted brushstrokes as seen through the macro lens, she creates large scale photographic composites that exhibit a three-dimensional realism and a hyper-materiality while remaining grounded in a two-dimensional format. Her work continually navigates between the real and the unreal, and provides the viewer with a magnified sense of rich colour and detailed texture that cannot be so easily observed by the naked eye.


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