Ross Booker continues his exploration of the physical environment in his second solo exhibition at Onespace Gallery. Reflecting on the ephemeral and mutable qualities of waterways — estuaries; salt pans; creek beds and the sea, Booker has produced an exquisite body of work that sees each work presented with two surfaces. A rich impression of a landscape sits beneath a delicate superimposed drawing on clear perspex; some appearing warmer than others but all leaving the viewer with a feeling of calm, contemplation and discovery of what lies beneath a landscape.
“By drawing on the clear-acrylic layer, I resurface the original, digital or drawn image. In the case of the digital images, a photograph is essentially a snapshot of a single point in time. I trace over this ‘point in time’ leaving evidence of the tracks of my ‘lived time’ through drawing. I reinterpret the photograph, poring over the stilled moment as I resurface it.”