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Fascinated by the profound effect that color can have on perception and emotions, Bill Armstrong produces lush, semi-abstract, semi-figurative photographs. Working in series, he makes his photographs by taking intentionally blurred photographs of other photographs. For example, for his “Infinity” series, begun in 1997, Armstrong gathers existing photographs—of Roman sculpture, Old Master drawings, or film stills—and alters them in various ways, including cutting them apart or painting over them. He then sets his camera’s lens to “infinity”, an extremely out-of-focus range, and photographs these manipulated images. Explaining his process and its results, he writes: “Extreme de-focusing enables me to blend and distill hues, creating rhapsodies of color that are meditative pieces—glimpses into a space of pure color, beyond our focus, beyond our ken.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Bill Armstrong: UnspokenDolby Chadwick Gallery
2020
Bill Armstrong: ChromaHackelBury Fine Art
2018
Focus on Bill Armstrong's Renaissance seriesHackelBury Fine Art
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Film Noir # 1408, 2011-2012

C-print, mounted to aluminium
51 3/5 × 43 7/10 × 2 4/5 in
131 × 111 × 7 cm
Edition 3/5
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© Bill Armstrong / Courtesy HackelBury Fine Art, London

Fascinated by the profound effect that color can have on perception and emotions, Bill Armstrong produces lush, semi-abstract, semi-figurative photographs. Working in series, he makes his photographs by taking intentionally blurred photographs of other photographs. For example, for his “Infinity” series, begun in 1997, Armstrong gathers existing photographs—of Roman sculpture, Old Master drawings, or film stills—and alters them in various ways, including cutting them apart or painting over them. He then sets his camera’s lens to “infinity”, an extremely out-of-focus range, and photographs these manipulated images. Explaining his process and its results, he writes: “Extreme de-focusing enables me to blend and distill hues, creating rhapsodies of color that are meditative pieces—glimpses into a space of pure color, beyond our focus, beyond our ken.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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