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Posted on: January 21, 2016
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I began creating this body of work after I had a series of revelations about my life, and my work as an artist. The format of Colorfields is inspired by the work Mark Rothko did with his Colorfields and Multiforms in the 1930s and 1940s. While his paintings were his meditations on the Holocaust, these photographs are my meditations on locations of personal significance in my life, where I had spent time contemplating life, and searching for clarity. These images were all created in-camera, without any digital manipulation other than density corrections and cropping. I sought out locations of personal meaning to me, and photographed them at planned times of the day to capture particular colors of light from the sun at certain angles in the sky. Based on a a photograph I made 11 years ago while experimenting with photo glass, this series is a metaphor for focus in my life - an understanding of not being able to figure out the big picture while focusing on and overanalyzing minute details. These photographs are meditations on meaningful locations, as abstract colorfields which represent these places in space and time.

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Justin Lumière

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BFA Student

Major: Graphic Design

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

Interdisciplinary Artist + Designer