Reece Metzger has always had an interest in photography and its role in fine art.
A visit to Western Australia in 2016 was particularly inspirational allowing him to produce a collection of photographs of man-made and natural geography. These landscapes are reflected in Australian aboriginal art: themes, designs, colors, and patterns. By manipulating selected images, Reece’s photos become abstract elements he inkjet transfers to fabric. He stitches collages adding a three-dimensional aspect. The result is the joining of landscapes influenced by aboriginal art expressed with Western perspectives.
The current series titled 16 Hours Ahead - Images of Western Australia is a collection of photo constructions reflecting his impressions of this land. Reece’s desire is to share this captured atmosphere of the other side of the world.
Reece attempts to present a mystery as to how the pieces were achieved. The viewer asks ‘How was this manufactured and with what materials?’ Each individual construction emerges slowly with the paring of desired colors and textures into an expressive and relaxing composition.