Michael Askew

Gallery Room 1 – Under £500

I have always been inspired by Surrealist imagery, simply because it confronts the viewer with a unique presentation, that has a visual impact, which is unexpected and remarkable. It encourages the eyes to wander, and the mind to wonder. I am also influenced by collage. I started by using magazine cut-outs; progressing to using my own photographic prints, and now a digital camera with the computer. When I look through the viewfinder, I see an urban world of cracked pavements, electricity pylons, motorways, bridges and office blocks. I photograph anything and everything that catches my attention. Those white lines in the sky and on the roads, tables and stairs, ladders and chairs. I capture those disparate images and collage them to create a picture, that I didn’t even conceive at its conception, but worked through to a final conclusion. I try to realise a surprising and intriguing combination, of symmetry and incongruity. I want you to look at these pictures and be bewildered or smile. I’m trying to create something which is extraordinary, brilliant and beautiful. ( I have a BA(hons) in Graphic Design).

W: https://mikeaskewart.co.uk

Watching The Sun Go Down | £150.00 | 84.1 x 59.4cm / 33.1 x 23.4in Poster print. | This is a collage composed in the computer.

The photographs are of an electricity junction box on a railway line and an electricity pylon. The sun and stars were created with Photoshop. See website for full explanation.