Nick Knight Still opens in Tokyo at The Mass on 10 November
In Still, Nick Knight explores a rather more personal side of his career and demonstrate a constant desire to experiment and challenge himself, by bringing his artistic work to Tokyo, in three distinct bodies, 'Flora', 'Roses, Photo paintings' and 'Roses from My Garden', all exceptional examples of his restless journey with aesthetic margins. Unlike other more conventional images of flowers, Knight’s compositions are balanced and harmonious, and they move us to think about the innate power of nature and its fleeting beauty.
Making an international debut, 'Roses from my Garden' series speaks to themes that the photographer is constantly grappling with. For him, modern photography is something deeply removed from its roots. It is not tied to any of the things it used to be - chemistry, science, printing processes. Knight is an artist, who most often refers to himself as an image maker. And yet, with this body of work, Knight is returning to a traditional glass plate printing process to play with how we see his contemporary compositions through the lens of a traditional boundary.
The Mass, from 10 November to 16 December 2018.