The work of Fizz Fieldgrass takes photographic imagery through a physical process which radically alters the perception of the former. The photograph as an artwork is nowadays often derived from employing the (usually) digital manipulation of an image within its frame and plane. The artist here sets out a different ground where the photograph as it exists is reworked as a ‘form’ rather than an illusory representation.
Other processes of course, such as collage or montage, exploit photographic imagery through the cutting or dismembering of pictures for re-assembly. Thus those original images are given a different context by becoming part of a new whole. Here a photographic image as a whole is reworked to create something fresh.
With physically breaking and reforming the plane on which an image sits, the intent is to create novel change via the traditional application of the artist’s hand in images produced by contemporary means.
Originally studied Sculpture at Art College. Early career involved various professional activities as a freelance artist and teaching. Established an Art & Craft gallery in Cornwall, England, dedicated to promoting regional artists and artisans. Writing skills led to full time work in the travel publishing industry, then moved to the world of corporate marketing . By 2005 resumed original vocation as a professional artist. Recently exploration of photography as a medium led to experimenting with the marriage of digital image making to traditional art processes.
Saatchi Gallery London - finalist, National Open Art Competition 2010
Le Grand Palais, Paris - finalist, ARTPARIS Showdown 2011