Light plays an important part in all art work and its display. Despite the display and this photograph revealing the shadows and surfaces of this piece of work by Duncan Ayscough, when seeing it last week at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, it was difficult to describe just what the ceramic form was doing with the light in the gallery other than absorbing it – like a Black Hole.
The photo cannot do it justice – the matt black surface seemed to negate the existence of light and in other pieces (not those shown here), the form seemed to be a “normal” vessel but when taking a closer look, we realised that the black surface of the interior was deceiving us! If I had taken a closer look still, I fear I too would have been absorbed into that Black Hole.
Fascinating work and well worth a visit if you’re in the area – or even if you’re not! This work must be new as it does not appear on his website yet.
Loving your photos of artwork – I feel like I am getting fed a glimpse of exhibitions without moving from my home!
I hope the artist and the gallery are OK about me putting these images up. You would never have heard of him or the gallery otherwise and you are not likely to get to see it any other way, being so far away. So, as they are both acknowledged, I feel I am doing them a favour. Have a good weekend 🙂
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