PHOTOGRAMS | LITERARY
WENDY PATON - PHOTOGRAMS | LITERARY
"PHOTOGRAMS | LITERARY" : The most recent body of work by American photographer Wendy Paton combines bold abstraction and a centuries’ old photographic medium; the Photogram, also known as camera-less photography.
In the series Photograms l Literary the artist uses a visual language that metamorphose a literal and literary object, the book, into an interpretation of abstraction.
Influenced by the iconic works of Man Ray and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, photographer Wendy Paton makes a vivid statement in her series Photograms Literary, visually and figuratively, of the artistic photographic process and the subject matter she has chosen, the written word (literature) and how the two are presented today in our predominantly digital culture.
It is a series of unique selenium toned gelatin silver photograms, each print, one of one. Untitled #6, 27 and 30 are in the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.