In Close, Coombes and Skinner will present an exploration of opposites. Exploring at close range the qualities of materials found in nature – soft, hard, defined and undefined, strong, fragile, permanent and impermanent – these are just some of the themes that will be examined. Many of the subjects will be macro, abstract or detail in origin, and tested through application of scale.
They share a love of spontaneous, observational photography, inspired by natural subjects. Fascinated with detail, texture, and movement, they are compelled to find beauty in the everyday. For both artists, reaching for the essence of the thing is a key motivation. These resonances will be jointly explored, compared and contrasted in Close.
Coombes creates delicate and intimate studies of the world around her where her natural subjects animate, flow and spiral through the printed medium. On the other hand, Skinner has a tendency to explore geometry, pattern and texture where he is interested in the impermanence of the landscape particularly in eroding environments.
This exhibition explores their relationship with nature, through two individual perspectives, up close and personal.