Shoreline Series Abstracts: artwork created on the iPad, merging photography and abstract geometric shapes to create new landscapes of the imagination.Look Closer
M. M. Rainey Photography & Creative Art UK
I am M. M. Rainey, a Scottish photographer and creative artist, currently based in London, UK. I am strongly drawn to the abstract/surreal in both art and photography. Abstract photography is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. It is based on the photographer’s eye, seeking to capture something in a way that it would not usually be seen. Abstract art seeks to break away from traditional representation of physical objects, and explores the relationships of forms, colors, patterns and textures. I create two types of abstract artworks: The first is based on my original photographic images. I look for details, patterns, lines, form, shape and colors that complete a subject and use those key features to make an engaging image. I then further abstract this image by creative processing, to form a unique digital artwork. The resulting works are ‘abstracts squared’, first by isolation of photographic elements, then by creative alteration in processing. The second kind of abstract art is created digitally on the iPad. My original photographic images are taken through various artistic processing apps to create new shapes, lines and forms, which are then blended with other geometric shapes into new creations altogether. The resulting artworks are ‘geometric abstracts’ of subjects not found in the natural world. Sometimes the Muse takes me in a more surreal direction, with figures or elements in a more fantastical setting ... I don't try to question her when she does! I hope you enjoy looking through my abstract & surreal artworks!