Exhibition 22 June to 28 July, 2002
‘Absence and Loss’ was the first showing of work made over the past ten years by acclaimed artist Nigel Rolfe. These are all ambient works, many in motion and not in full focus. They are in some way psychological studies of mood and sentiment. Abstract social realism perhaps, but always taken from real events and photographed conventionally although using digital means. Some are still lives, some portraits and some both urban and natural landscapes. Most are made here but also some are places far away. There are always two important stages with art photography – to take a picture and then to make a work with it – input and output. The input is always from observation and the output chooses a metaphoric juxtaposed construction that is political or socio-political about absence and loss.
A catalogue Absence and Loss is available.