Matthew Brandt

Matthew Brandt – ‘Silver’

Matthew Brandt’s series ‘Silver’ –  in his constant artistic search to establish a new way of unique interaction between the material reality and the visual one, he coated with a liquid silver his silver gelatin prints of forest landscapes, creating an extra layer with a mirror surface to reflect the perception and  connects closer the observer with the image. The flowing traces it left veils the forest with a sense of enigma alluring to become part of it. What is behind these silky watercolours –  a mystical magic place, decaying nature or …?

Matthew Brandt - Silver

Matthew Brandt – Silver

 

 

Matthew Brandt – ‘Lakes and Reservoirs’

Matthew Brandt’s series ‘Lakes and Reservoirs’ – calendar-like landscape photographs processed by soaking the C-type print over a period of time in water collected from the depicted lakes, in an experimentation of creating a photograph as an image and an art object, and searching for the connection between real and visualized.

Matthew Brandt - Lakes and Reservoirs

Matthew Brandt – Lakes and Reservoirs

 

“I go get the photographs, get the water, I make the print and then it just sort of sits in water. It feels a little bit like being a farmer, like cultivating crops or something… I’ve always been into the labor-intensive nature of photography … But that’s why I like it. I like the pathos of it.”

Published in a book by Damiani/Yossi Milo.