Award winning artist Tom Leighton has a new solo exhibition showing at the Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
Entitled ‘Collective View’ the title hints at some of the themes in Leighton’s work: a ‘collective’ is essentially a group, or something describing a group. Leighton’s images are brimming with groups of buildings, people and objects. Conversely ‘collective’ also means making a whole, the exhibition combines these themes effectively.
Travelling extensively through Asia, Europe and North America photographing many iconic locations, Leighton built up an extensive series of images that he then digitally manipulated resulting in the fantastical and incredibly detailed images. The images test our instincts. Do I recognise that building? Where are those mountains? What are those people doing? Adding to this is the kaleidoscopic effect created by repeated motifs and themes which is then enhanced by the clever use of colour.
Metro has produced twelve large scale images for the show, eleven of them Perspex mounted C-Type prints
and one a Duratrans
print which has been mounted as into a lightbox.