May 03, 2023
I'M EXCITED TO BE SHOWING MY NEW WORK FLORASSEMBLAGE AS PART OF THE AUCKLAND FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
Florassemblage presents an original, gravity-defying, vibrant and colourful interpretation of Emma’s well-loved floral portraits. This bold new series of work extends her evolving photograph process to include paint, presenting a rich and joyous dance of colour and form. These works deconstruct the still life genre, challenging viewers with a double take on perspective and point-of-view. They are laden with Bass' mischievous archetypes, with an assortment of hidden details for the viewer to hunt for and discover over time.
“This series is a distillation of the visual language I’ve been working with over the past twelve years. I am focusing here on a new tilted perspective: one that is clearly staged, slightly disorientating and immensely playful. I love the integration of paint and photography too; it has opened up many exciting visual possibilities for me.” - Emma Bass