THE MATRIX OF WATER
The Coningsby Gallery, London UK
May 21th – 26th 2018
“For me, photography is both an intentional and a spontaneous medium.
My works strive to disseminate the idea that water has a memory and force us to look back at the past (as birth),
and ahead to the idea of the waterless future as death itself.”
“Water shapes history. It is a record imprinted in nature.
Bodies of water, like photographs, contain memories, cultural and biological.
Maps do not present merely a visual space, they are interactions between the existence and
non-existence of water: Green lush landscapes with flowing rivers, to warm-coloured dry arid terrains.”
“Until now water has always been in abundance, something that I took for granted, an almost invisible resource, like air.” The drought changed all this and inspired the artist to embark on a journey of discovery into water itself.
SaySay.Love spent six months photographing water across the world, from Africa to Poland, in settings varying from oceans and rivers to inside plumbing and bottles. The resulting series of images show the artist’s interpretations of the mercurial structure and beauty of water and its integral relationship to environment.