The Spring Auction 2019

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33. James Tarry

Blue #4

Estimate: £1,300 - 2,000

The Spring Auction 2019 - Lot 33, James Tarry, Blue #4

Signed and dated (lower left)
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle paper
114.3 x 114.3 cm.
Created in 2018
This work is number 3 from an edition of 10.

This photograph was taken with a Poloroid Camera. It was then coloured blue and enlarged in the artist's studio to make the final image. 

Blue#4 is a continuation James Tarry's Mind State Project - a series that explores his mental health using photographic techniques and the metaphor of nature. 

In James Tarry's photograph we find ourselves walking tentatively through a crowded forest, perhaps at dusk. The deep blue filter draws a veil across the forest compounding a sense of mystery or unease. The strong verticals of the trees are intersected with leaf-dappled branches and there is a hint of a path leading through the tangle of foliage. 

The blue tones address the artist's anxiety while the wild nature represents the overcrowding of his mind. 

James Tarry is a London based photographer who specialises in interior, architectural and fine art photography. His work has been featured in various magazines, including Aesthetica, and he has won and been shortlisted for many prizes including Telegraph Travel Competition and National Geographic Traveller.

The Spring Auction 2019 - Lot 33, James Tarry, Blue #4

23 Mar Mar 23

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU