Approved: 16.08.2006

Dominic Pote

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My work is attempting to free photography from the conventional static image which freezes a specific instant in time. I am in the process of exploring the possibilities of representing the dynamic of time and movement. This work is not constrained by the photographic frame, instead it is expressed through a sweeping panoramic image which portrays reality in flux rather than a fixed entity.

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
 

Biography

Concepts My work is attempting to free photography from the conventional static image which freezes a specific instant in time. I am in the process of exploring the possibilities of representing the dynamic of time and movement. This work is not constrained by the photographic frame, instead it is expressed through a sweeping panoramic image which portrays reality in flux rather than a fixed entity. While to an extent preconceived, these panoramic images embrace an element of spontaneity, making each image unique.Influences I like to photograph environments where there is an aspect of transformation or metamorphosis between two, often conflicting elements. While in Prague I became increasingly interested in the city boundary, an environment witnessing the confrontation between urban architecture and the open landscape. In the series Industrial Landscapes, I focused on power stations, factories and quarries located within open landscape. In all of my work, the horizon is of great importance and a strong visual force which I attempt to capture. Whether I am photographing sparse landscapes or busy cityscapes, the horizon is the dominant focus of my images.Career path Since graduating in photography at Nottingham Trent University in 2000, I have exhibited widely across the UK and also abroad. I have carried out various personal projects centred around landscape and architecture, the most recent being a series of works based along the River Thames in London. Future projects include a possible trip to Iceland to research and produce new work influenced by the dramatic Icelandic landscape.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2003 - Shorelines, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax 2002 - Shorelines, Worcester City Art Gallery, Worcester 2001 - Creative Consultants, Manchester 2001 - Industrial Landscapes, Nottingham Castle Gallery and Museum, Nottingham Group exhibitions 2007 - Envie d' Art, Brussels Envie d' Art Gallery, Brussels 2003 - Woolff Gallery, London 2003 - Manchester Art Show, Urbis Centre, Manchester 2003 - Paradise, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 2003 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 2002 - Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London 2002 - Foreign Closeness, Palmovka Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic 2002 - True Nature, Phoenix Association Gallery, Brighton 2000 - New Designers, Business Design Centre, London Public commissions 2008 - Kingston upon Thames NHS Hospital, Kingston upon Thames Hospital, Kent, Kingston upon Thames, Kent 2008 - Orientalism, The British Council, London 2007 - NHS Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough Hospital, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Uk 2006 - NHS Salisbury Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Uk Corporate commissions 2004 - Barclays Bank , Barclays Canary Wharf, Canary Wharf, London 2004 - P&O Arcadia Commission, Arcadia Cruise Ship, worldwide 2004 - The Journey to Work, Experian Uk, Experian Offices, Nottingham