New abstract photography from Dave Robertson 25 January 2012
When Dave Robertson’s solo show opened in 2011 at the Worldart gallery in Cape Town, many people were surprised when they realised it was an exhibition of paintings - this mainly because Dave is known as a photographer and shortly before that won a Spier Contemporary 2010 award for photography. The paintings impressed, the exhibition sold out and Dave continued with his brand of abstraction. At the same time, however, he also embarked on a new photography project in which he created abstract images of pictures taken at night in urban settings. The result is a body of work that resonates with humankinds’ shifting consciousness and its perception of the universe, a theme that has always fascinated Dave and that has featured previous assignments. It is titled Litescapes and consists of a series of nine artworks each 60cm X 85cm in size, editioned at 18.