ANNA MOSSMAN / Imagined Legacy 21
The works in this numbered series (2015-16) use a diagonal, gridded structure, set within a square. They are made with pale watercolour and built up in layers. They reference multiple, visual geometries as found in early Modernist painting/ the geometric floors of Juan Munoz/ works by Victor Vasarely and Francisco Sobrino/ the construction principles of Patagonian nomadic dwellings and an Ethiopian coffee house built in the form of a geodesic dome. The title ‘Imagined Legacy’ acknowledges the influence of the past, while simultaneously projecting towards the future. These works have formed the basis of a new body of watercolour works on a much larger scale (from 2018 onwards) which engage specifically with optical and spatial disorientation, echoing and revitalising elements of the photographic such as light, focus, exposure and filtration, while transposing those elements to a drawn and painted surface.