Hidden in colour

A collection of abstract photographs and audio recordings that immerse the audience in colour and noise.

Hidden in Colour is a collection of work by artist Peter Taylor combining analogue recordings, improvised creation and digital post-production to form visual and sound pieces that use colour as a vivid shield against the disquiet of a raging world. 

An audio/visual preview

These eight pieces are born from anxiety, fear and anger but also a deep fascination in the beauty of light and noise. The artist’s anxiety is spawned from the inimical and egocentric nature of the modern human. He embraces the freedom to play magician, manipulating light and noise to forge a solitary retreat; a haven from his adversaries. 

Suite One: Panoramic Light

2 panoramic vistas of light in space. Large prints from spliced 35mm film. 1100 x 400 mm. Aluminium dibond backing, premium photographic print under 2 mm acrylic glass with custom aluminium frame (black).

Suite Two: Portraits in Colour

Colour prints from 35mm film. Portraits of light and ink. 420 x 594 mm (each). Aluminium dibond backing, premium photographic print under 2 mm acrylic glass with custom aluminium frame (black).

Suite Three: Slurred People

Colour prints from 35mm film. Portraits of autumn daylight and ink. 420 x 594 mm (each). Aluminium dibond backing, premium photographic print under 2 mm acrylic glass with custom aluminium frame (black).

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More info: The immersive process and resulting visual/audio experience offers a buffer against social expectation and the abhorrent zeitgeist of modern society and delivers an immersive experience to fuel imagination and contemplation. 

This is not to say that the experience is one of ambient pleasure and meditative calm. There are caustic tones and screeching eruptions that draw you in and out of focus with their visual counterparts. As in nature, the challenges of a chaotic environment  can be liberating and pleasurable and invite you to embrace discomfort and find beauty within perception.

Each visual piece is created by photographing ink, water and lamp light through glass; adding clay and acrylic props. Each image has been photographed on expired 35mm film and digitally manipulated under a strict minimal code, as directed by the artist. The audio components are taken from improvised performances, often directly to cassette tape, and then collated and composed digitally using additional samples and synthesisers.

 Detail: left - close up of print encased in aluminium and acrylic glass / right - close up of frame

Detail: left - close up of print encased in aluminium and acrylic glass / right - close up of frame