The Painter's Pool, 16 September 2003

Jem Southam

The Painter's Pool, 16 September 2003

Chromogenic dye coupler print

50.8 x 61 cms (19.96 x 23.97 ins)

2003

HC 9086

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

A special edition folio of the artist's selection of fourteen images from the series 'The Painter's Pool' jointly published by the artist and James Hyman Photography, London in 2011.

This folio is produced in an edition of 6 + 2AP

This series explores the artist's relation to the woods in which painter Mike Garton would paint in an attempt feverishly and repeatedly render the aging and evolution of a forest transformed and re-generated by cyclical destruction and re-growth.

The artist notes:
began to photograph the pool around the time Mike became ill. The series of pictures grew initially from an attempt to see how the photographic medium might be used to deal with a similar set of concerns to those he had pursued through
painting. In the early pictures signs of his presence "an easel, wooden poles, bent twigs and bits of string" appear. Gradually as time went on and he was no longer able to work these collapsed and disappeared into the fabric of the woods."

Alongside a presentation of individual photographs from the series - including never-before editioned contact prints - this folio presents a selection of images from the series available for the first time as a limited edition box set.

Works from 'The Painter's Pool' are included in the collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum and were published by Nazraeli press in 2006.

Jem Southam

The Painter's Pool, 16 September 2003

Chromogenic dye coupler print

50.8 x 61 cms (19.96 x 23.97 ins)

2003

HC 9086

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