Art and nature in the landscapes of Tim Burns is an American photographer who has worked for twenty years with digital photography and encaustic photography. His images are born from nature and its constant change.
In his photographs, nature is translated into a mysterious sign wrapped in fog. It was the fog and the not too serene days that led the photographer to create the extraordinary series "Rothko Seascapes". A photographic collection, this, which blends art and photography. Observing these images and reading the title of the collection, it is impossible not to create a link between these photographs and the paintings of abstract expressionists like Rothko. An artist the latter who, as the photographer himself says to explain his collection, either you ignore or you love it. It will be Rothko's lovers of abstract painting who appreciate and understand the deep reflection and sensitivity that lies behind Burns' images.
Earth, sea and sky blend in the image. The different planes of the image are intersected to the point where, in some cases, the fusion is so successful that it no longer finds the landscape but only the color. Colour itself has become the protagonist of the image. Burns shows us the fusion of cloud movement and changing colors at sunset or dawn. The constant change of nature is also represented in a silent and effective way.
The photographs in this collection become canvases in which the photographer has represented, capturing particular natural features, the power of nature as well as that of Rothko's paintings.
The photographer immortalized a dance, between clouds and sea water, between fog and light. A dance that has transported nature itself, in a surreal dimension in which you become trapped by observing these photographs. Colour, shapes, and signs have merged together and have contributed to represent the harmonious change of nature.
In each image, we are shown a suspended reality, unreal and unrecognizable, in which the observer, as if faced with a work of art, can give his interpretation
Rothko Seascapes – Abstract Scenes in Nature Captured by Artist Tim Burns
"I have to say, these just remind me how beautiful and majestic nature really is and how we take it for granted. Here are a selection of photos from this fantastic series, more can be found on his website linked below".
Current show Water at the Stinson Beach Gallery