Monday, 5 May 2014
Something similar is created by the talent of Bing Wright in his uncommon art works made of photographs of sunsets as seen through broken mirrors. Born in Seattle and based in New York, this photographer has devised a unique kind of art which immediately reminds viewers of stained glass works.
However, the fact that these sunsets are seem through the sinuous lines of broken mirrors and thereby distorted assigns them with an even more captivating aura which, somehow, dissociates them from the traditional image of sunsets. Bing Wright offers us consistent renderings of this whimsical and fascinating moment of the day, yet imbued with an even more magic feature, since the lines breaking the original consistency of the images create an interesting tension between the uniformity of the colour and the splinters “disturbing” the view.
By adding a new element to the usual equation of sunset photographs – the broken, irregular lines crossing them – Bing Wright has created a completely innovative and even more captivating view of this nostalgic split moment of the day. In a way, we may say that Wright’s sunsets have achieved a rare sensuality in their fragmented, shattered beauty – maybe a way to remind us that “everything beautiful is flawed and imperfect”, as stated by someone working for the James Harris Gallery, which represents him in Seattle.
With his innovative technique, great talent and deep creativity Bing Wright can appropriately be said to have achieved G. K. Chestreton’s dream: “If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God”.