Seductive materiality leaves no trace of the artist hand

One of the elements I love about my work, is it leaves no trace of the artist.  There’s no surface brushstrokes or impasto to project a sense of the artists state-of-mind.  There’s just a slick, glossy-wet and seductive materiality across the surface that plays with our sense of unfamiliarity.  There is the texture of paint, but it\’s not embedded in the surface.  This lends its seemingly contradictory element, it may give the appearance that it’s digital, but it’s not. 

It’s a creation base in chemistry, physics and light.  I’ve stripped away the technology of the camera, so that I’m only using its raw materials, light sensitive photo paper.  This gives me a freedom to introduce a hybrid of panting and photography.

Slechta's experimental photography become a feature of this modernists Tag Front architectural gem
Artworks from the Junctions Collection, private Hollywood residence
Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido
Exhibition, ‘Photography Expanded’ at California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido
Exhibition, ‘Photography Expanded’ at California Center for the Arts, Escondido