Diane Marsella x Frédéric Pons
Techspressionism Collab #2
It’s been said that “Photographs don’t lie, but Photographers do.” What I do is not so much lie, but invite you into the hidden world where reality morphs into explosions of color, patterns, and memories.
I create abstract pieces from digital photographic files. When I choose a photo to work with, I begin with no preconceived notions about what the finished piece will become. By cropping, rotating, layering, and exploiting color and contrast, the image is recreated. I let the shapes, patterns, and colors dictate how they will be transformed into something either surreal or even pure design.
The photographs I use as my raw material range in subject matter from seascapes to floral to cityscapes to portraits. Everything is fair game. Everything has something interesting and beautiful that can be brought to the surface with a little coaxing.
For the finished piece, I prefer to have my work printed on aluminum or metallic paper. The high gloss of each of these materials works to enhance the in your face impact I am trying to convey.
Hello, my name is Frédéric Pons and I am a multimedia artist based in Pantin, France. For more than 20 years, I’ve been on image transformation and production with the help of various pieces of software. Today, I’m focused on 3D imagery, still and video.
In my work, which oscillates between abstraction and figuration, I attach great importance to the raw sensations of shapes and colors, and draw a lot of my inspirations in science fiction. That’s why, with Diane Marsella, we decided to work on that wide thematic, which we both enjoy. This Collab was both challenging and fun.