Bold colours, surreal lighting and vivid detail are the core characteristics of Theo Deproost’s aesthetic. Here, a high level of technical ability meets inquisitive creativity to transport inanimate objects to “a realm beyond any specific location or time period.” The fine art and commercial photographer zooms in on, twists and abstracts each item to encourage viewers to study and re-interpret the subject matter in new ways. In Stasis, Re:Collect and Unfamiliar, for example, tennis balls meld with crystal structures; synthetic flowers glow pink; leather caps, medical equipment and tools transform into unrecognisable, undulating shapes.
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Image: Theo Deproost, Re:Collect #1, (detail) (2022). 59.4cm x 84.1cm.