Composite - recent works by Enrico Scotece
This art exhibition “Composite” features recent works by UWS lecturer from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Enrico Scotece. There are two distinct bodies of works being exhibited within “Composite”, these being “Leaves of Light / A Thousand Leaves” and “After the Fall”. The Leaves of Light Series pulls together works from an ongoing project, ‘A Thousand Leaves’. This project is the artist’s own personal journey, reflecting a human’s relationship with the natural world through plants.
He is particularly interested in exploring the impact of urban sprawl, which he believes obscures this relationship to being almost non-existent to many. These photographs are a representation of our surrounding organic matter as both visual and living phenomena, highlighting the continual existence of an intimate connection between humans and plants, trees, leaves, and flowers. The After the Fall Series is the artist’s initial response to the research being undertaken for his PhD, which investigates ‘The Image’ and its ‘Attribution of Meaning’. This project deals with the viewer’s response to process, possession, and perception of the photographic image. These works are anomalies, composed from pieces of photographic waste. They question themed notions of the use and user of the photographic image.