Nathan Ingram - Fake Shadows
Aerosol on three layers of glass (framed), 280mm X 280mm H.
About the Artwork: Using three layers of glass, a first for Ingram, this piece has amazing depth in the negative space the 'squiggle' shape creates. The central layer is black, the rear layer has the organic mark-making as seen in all of Ingram's works and the front has a bright, vivid magenta. Each layer is separated, and this creates amazing shadows as the light changes or depending on where you hang it in front of light.
About the Artist: Nathan Ingram, or pseudonymously Dr Suits, is a Christchurch-based artist and designer with backgrounds in fashion and urban art. After gaining attention for a range of street interventions across post-quake Christchurch, Ingram’s profile has continued to grow. Ingram shifts between various surfaces and modes of production, exploring diverse processes and materials. This diversity reveals an adventurous nature as a maker not beholden to tradition and an output that defies straight-forward categorisation. His work is often grounded in graphic qualities of line, colour and texture, and importantly the influence of the urban environment as a space of transient presence and constant physical flux. His most recent work is fixated on process, the outcomes of repetition and chance, and the ability to translate his creative approaches to various spaces and media, from repurposed architectural forms to increasingly larger outdoor walls.