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Local Artist

As part of our continuing series of articles celebrating local talent, this month we are profiling Long Eaton based photographer and artist Keith Wright.

Keith is currently preparing for his first solo exhibition entitled ‘Outside’ which will be showing at View from the Top gallery (4th floor above Waterstones, Nottingham) from 3rd – 15th September 2008 and at Erewash Museum during September and October 2009. Keith tells us about his work:

Outside is an exhibition of abstract photographic images inspired by a series of freezing winter visits to local nature reserve Forbes Hole in Long Eaton. The place was almost always deserted and when the ponds were frozen the atmosphere became quite eerie. This was the basis and starting point for the collection of 12 images I have produced for the exhibition. The photographs collected at the site were just the starting point, over a period of the following months I digitally manipulated the work to emphasize the darkness and harsh beauty of winter. Forbes Hole is an amazing source for an artist, for such a small site it contains many different habitats, views and intense overgrown vegetation and this is why I decided to base the whole exhibition on images collected from this small site.

I am looking to continue the theme of nature and water sometime in the future. But at the moment I am very interested producing a series of abstract images based on close –up photographs of marks and scars many of us have on our skin.– such as stretch marks, birth marks, scars etc. This idea is in early development but I am looking for people who would be willing to participate. If you are interested or would like to see more of my work, please contact me through my website at www.keith-wright.com