French artist Lauren Marsolier (b. 1972) – now based in Los Angeles – has developed a style that alleviates the world of specific details. Perceptual compositions alienate viewers through bright and equivocal landscapes, which are haunted by unidentifiable sources of lighting. Through this style of post-production and tonal minimalism, the featured locations are rendered simultaneously familiar and anonymous. Transition – Part 3, for example, is an ode to fictional spaces. Unending horizons and at blocks of colour evoke a limbo-like state: the audience cannot recognise a particular place. Devoid of noticeable characteristics and with empty skylines, the artist’s portfolio questions the role of our surroundings within the psyche. She has exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Phoenix Art Museum, and in 2013 was featured alongside Mitch Epstein, Robert Adams and Edward Burtynsky, amongst others, at Somerset House, London. www.laurenmarsolier.com.
Interview with Photographer Sophie Harris Taylor, Francesca Maffeo Gallery
Sophie Harris-Taylor: MTWTFSS Chapter 1. 2010-2015 is a solo exhibition by the artist, who presents private moments of her photographic diary at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea.
Using primary colours, block shadows and gradient skies, Steve Bainbridge (b. 1974) showcases developments in minimalist postproduction and digital art.