Suellen Symons Panorama Series

Damien Minton Gallery 2014

In her Panorama Series Symons narrows our vision, the horizontal format extending a sense of vastness and isolation. We fall into the magic of these scapes yet retain a fractured or unsettled relationship with them.

In these images colour is an important driver, at times oversaturated or hyper-real and at others ethereal and lamenting, adroitly massaging our perceptions of reality and fantasy, melancholy and mythology. We teeter between subtlety and a kind of emotive blanket that colour offers, as with the atmospheric panorama Blizzard, Blue Cow 2013.

Gina Fairley 2013