Elemental Photographic Exhibition Media Release
Elemental is an exciting new exhibition opening at Redland Museum on Saturday January 14 – featuring an impressive portfolio of work by Daniel Bunce.
A former technology information specialist, Daniel wanted to explore the world of art through the lens of a camera. “I want to reach a level of mastery – and understanding the rules of photography allows me to step outside them,” he said.
Daniel is evolving into a free-minded artist, with a passion to try to composite his images over stone and sand. He had to visit several locations to collect the assets he needed and his main concerns were with image quality and the correct lighting.
“I also considered collecting the physical elements of sand and rock – and placing them in my final display – and perhaps projecting an image on their texture.”
He said that when he started working with photography of sand and with the element itself, he visualised the beach right where the ocean water moves back and forth on the shoreline – “and in the sand I could see the form of a human shape”.
Don’t miss this fascinating exhibition – and you can even purchase postcard images of some of Daniel’s work to take home.The exhibition is on display at Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland, open 10am – 4pm. To contact the museum, phone 3286 3494 or visit www.redlandmuseum.org.au http://www.redlandcitybulletin.com.au/
Artist Bio – Daniel Bunce
Whilst researching art history, I was drawn to the notion of art through photography. I looked back and started thinking about ancient cave paintings.
Stone is the oldest canvas for art in the world. My vision was a human form shaped in the sand by the ocean, I started out on a personal journey to create art using my photography as the tool and natural elements as my canvas.
I am evolving my knowledge of culture and art through photography. My evolution of using photography to create art, compositing images using the human form to create landscapes, and applying natural elements like textures, allows me to create interesting images.
I feel this is a strong body of work, it is rewarding to me personally. I can confidently take my visions and ideas from my mind to reality. I will continue to explore methods and creative ways of compositing my images with stone and other natural elements.