Siegfried Contemporary is pleased to showcase Nomansland, an exhibition with new photographs by Antony Easton.
The title of the exhibition reflects on the the space between things, between human nature and nature, the day and the night, the land and the sea, reality and dream, question and answer.
The day has ended but the night is yet to begin and as the sky darkens it temporarily matches the tonality of the landscape and man-made light appears brighter than the sun. The magic hour, when the day’s energy is spent and the oncoming, restorative power of sleep allows our unconscious to re-inform our interpretation of truth.
In those moments the view clears and we seek enlightenment.
The camera flash has become short-hand for immediacy and the latest news, but here it is applied to landscape, subverting the language of this momentary, intense burst of light, heightening a moment of stillness and reflection.
Photography has changed forever. The majority of the empirical work employed on a daily basis by the great photographers is not necessary anymore, advancements in camera and print technologies have pushed the boundaries of how we can capture and reinterpret the world around us, allowing us to create new narratives in photography-based image-making.
Nomansland is Antony Easton’s third solo show following It’s All Around You at Gallery Muse in 2014 and Electric Trees at Julian Hartnoll in 2015. He studied at both Chelsea School of Art and St. Martins School of Art, and has been, in no particular order, a graphic designer, art director/ creative director (Saatchi and Saatchi), a commercials director and an award-winning short film director.