Studies is a series of photographic works by Charlotte Colbert shown in Brun Fine Art alongside a collection of Renaissance sculptures to coincide with this Frieze Art Fair 2014. Colbert’s use of long exposures, plays with the photographic medium’s unique ability to capture, freeze and render visible the passing of time. The image becoming like a glimpse into the forth dimension -time collapsing on itself, becomes inseparable from the space around it.
Here the figures and bodies are pushed towards abstraction, giving them a painterly quality, which Colbert further emphasises in her development process. Creating her own photographic paper, she applies the emulsion roughly so that the brush strokes are visible and integrated to the print, each of which is unique as a result.