Light Reflections in Abstract Photography
Michael Amrose creates abstract photography which is influenced by abstract expressionism and is heavily informed by his studies of filmmaking at Media Study, SUNY at Buffalo. His images convey a sense of tranquility and the sublime.
The artist states, “Abstract photography affords me unlimited possibilities to experiment and to explore new ideas and concepts. As such, I am able to express myself through a unique language where the vocabulary has deep, cultural and emotional connections that resonate with the viewer. I use unconventional subjects and unorthodox photographic techniques including movement of the subjects and/or the camera.”
Like filmmaking, each photographic project, unique in theme and subject, is executed using filmic techniques, such as movement—camera, subject or both—and pulling focus. Another strong influence on Amrose’s work was at CEPA Gallery where he learned photography fundamentals and the aesthetics of photographic art.
Amrose has exhibited his work in Toronto, Canada and Western New York in one-person and group exhibitions such as the Echo Art Fair, in Buffalo, and The Artist Project, in Toronto. His portfolio was also published online in the “Journal on Images and Culture” at VASA-Project.com.
He received First Prize at the Artsphere Gallery, Buffalo, NY “Movement” exhibition. He won a Featured Artist Award in the “Celebrate The Healing Power of Art” exhibition, an Award of Merit in the “Hot Topics” exhibition, and an Honorable Mention in “New Beginnings” exhibition – all from Manhattan Arts International.
About his “Primordial” series the artist explains, “The subject: Painted geometric and irregular shapes behind glass. The primary elements: Form, and color — mainly red, yellow and orange hues. Light reflected off the glass uniquely complements the photograph’s depth, and form. Together, the subject, primary elements, and light combine to present a primordial aesthetic depicting the affect of ‘beginnings’”.
Roberto Muffoletto, Director, VASA Project, has stated, “…his images call out to our senses, moving beyond our eyes to our intuitive nature, our poetic self.”
Visit Michael Amrose’s website at www.michaelamrose.com
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