I am interested In dismantling the mechanics of chemical photography to investigate what a photograph can be, whilst searching for the line that separates painting and photography. Formally, Pyres utilises the visual language that I have been developing over a long time, and is influenced by calligraphy, hard edge painting and architecture.
By misappropriating and manipulating traditional photographic materials to make drawings and paintings I aim to interrogate material limits and explore what silver gelatin paper is capable of when the rules and regulations of the darkroom are bent and broken. The process Is highly experimental and intuitive and as much as I can control certain aspects there is always a lot that is subject to chance. These circumstances force me to embrace imperfection and unintentional outcomes as integral and valuable parts of the works.