|From||21 May 2016|
|To||12 June 2016|
Claire Gill is a British artist specialising in digital photomontage, which she exhibits and sells in the form of limited edition fine art prints. She is also a photographer specialising in portraiture.
Claire has always used photography as a way of seeing and exploring the world and researching creative projects. As a photographer she loves to compose pictures in the camera, to record people, places and events as they are and as they happen. As an approach it requires energy and an engagement with and responsiveness to the ‘moment’.
As an artist she takes a less immediate path to creating imagery and loves to explore the possibilities of composing images outside of the camera, she employs the technique of digital photomontage to explore a sense of the places and spaces that surround us, combining and juxtaposing original photographic imagery to create an entirely new scene, strangely void of people and ‘moments’.
Much of the work by Claire Gill is inspired by the British coastline and she is fascinated by seaside towns, many of which enjoyed their heyday in the middle of the last century. Now more run down, they have a different appeal, and still hold fond memories of childhood holidays and day trips for many.
The ambiguous use of space within the pictures adds depth to images, which at first glance seem straight-forward and Claire’s love of colour, surface, and structure inherited from her background in textile design combine to create poetic images, where alll is not as it seems.
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