Abstract Photography Creates A Wall Of Colour In The City

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 43 months ago
Abstract Photography Creates A Wall Of Colour In The City
David A Pinegar, Northern Lights. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, Northern Lights. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, The Emerald Glade. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, The Emerald Glade. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, Crimson Tide In. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, Crimson Tide In. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, Crimson Tide Out. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, Crimson Tide Out. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, Dutch Windmill. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, Dutch Windmill. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, The Blue Cascade. Image copyright and courtesy the artist
David A Pinegar, The Blue Cascade. Image copyright and courtesy the artist

One of the strengths of abstract photography is its ability to convey a brightness and intensity of colour that can often be lacking in paintings. David A Pinegar capitalises on this ability to create dazzling abstract photographs where the distortions mean the original subject of the image has been lost within swirls of colour.

The works look like dozens of overlapping butterfly wings, with a viscosity that's palpable. It's as if the original image that was photographed has collapsed in on itself and all the colour from that scene has been concentrated into these pictures.

What's also impressive is the sheer scale — they are all two metres tall and between two and three metres wide. When standing close to them, they are mesmerising and it's easy to become enveloped by the bright colours and intricate patterns.

We were uplifted by these bright photographs and they add a sizeable splash of colour into the heart of the city.

David A Pinegar: Wall of Colour is on in the reception area of 60 Threadneedle St, EC2R 8HP until 15 January 2015. Entrance is free and the space is open 8am-8pm daily.

Last Updated 15 September 2014