Christopher Bucklow Guests
Christopher Bucklow
Guests 22 April - 9 July 2016

ATLANTA. April 5, 2016. Jackson Fine Art is pleased to announce our spring line-up of exhibitions from contemporary photographers Christopher Bucklow and Liu Bolin, two artists whose unique approaches to portraiture interrogate the relationship between subjects and their surroundings. Bucklow’s photogram silhouettes, made by recreating a model’s outline with thousands of tiny pinholes and then exposing these to direct sunlight, result in ethereal depictions of bodies in negative space. For Bolin’s “camouflage” installations, the artist better known as “The Invisible Man” in media circles paints himself (and occasionally others) into vibrant backgrounds, dissecting the relationship between the individual and society by selecting sites of controversy or intrigue.

Christopher Bucklow is one of the leading figures of the contemporary British 'cameraless' photography movement. His other-worldly photographs of radiant men and women set against grounds of color are made through a complex multi-step process which begins with the artist projecting the shadow of his sitter on a large sheet of aluminum foil and tracing its outline. He then makes thousands of small pinholes in the foil silhouette. Using a contraption of his own device that places the foil over a large sheet of photographic paper, Bucklow then wheels his homemade "camera" out into daylight and pulls the "shutter" to briefly expose the paper to direct sunlight. Thus each finished picture becomes a unique photogram silhouette composed of thousands of pinhole photographs of the sun. The intensity of light on a given day and the length of exposure create unique color variations on how the resulting piece appears. Bucklow's work is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the High Museum in Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Bucklow lives and works in London.

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