The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, is proud to present an exhibition entitled ‘We never dreamt of seas....’ by Krisjan Rossouw opening on Saturday, 25 April 2015, at 17h00 until Sunday, 31 May 2015.
Krisjan Rossouw's Artist statement
''we never dreamt of seas...', my second solo exhibition, continues the exploration of identity and silent triumph of the subjects I photograph, first established in my debut series, ‘Dark Paradise’.
As with ‘Dark Paradise’, the use of light and shadow, of ‘painting with light’ with non-traditional photographic lighting sources is a key signature of my stylistic approach.
And as before, I believe each model I photograph remains an active collaborator to the process. We work together to find that brief moment of truth in the image.
The previously poetic play of botanical accents from ‘Dark Paradise’ however now evolves to what I see as a deeper, more wistful study.
An expression of self amidst the metaphor of broken, lost, and discarded things.
The still strength of will.
A quiet war won.'