The Port series by Damien O’Mara presents several large, industrial landscape photographs of the Port of Brisbane. The images are shot with a consistent method and composition, in reference to the objective methodology used by late-modern, industrial photographers like Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Andreas Gursky. O’Mara’s exhibition challenges this aesthetic through a unique combination of objective method and abstraction. While the images display symmetry and grid-like composition, they also contain conflicting elements such as vivid, digital colour and abstracted form.
View the exhibition e-invite.
SUNDAY 9 AUGUST –
SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2020
Image: Damien O’Mara, Bunga Kelana 8 (detail) 2019, inkjet print on photorag. Courtesy of the artist.