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Skylines - Digital print on metal

Deizisau 2007
30 x 40 Digital print onto metal

Printed onto a thin matt metal surface which stands proud of the wall.

Skylines - An ongoing series of images began in 2006 in an attempt to explore the junction between objects (mostly architecture) and a blue sky.

I continue to be fascinated by that line/junction.

The basis for taking each photograph has remained constant:  The sky must be blue and there should be an apparent line between the object and the sky.

The expanding collection of images has remained digital (except for small research prints onto photo paper).   In 2023 I began exploring ways to present them in a more tangible/physical manner.  Printed photographs always felt 'lacking' in some way.  They made me 'uncomfortable.

Printing onto metal appears to emphasise a strange robustness I wasn’t expecting. Something more than a digital print. Something less than an object.  There is a structural 'reinforcement' caused by the visibility  of the 3mm structure protruding from the display surface.

A digital book available on Apple Books (published in 2014),  brings together the early part of the series and includes animated drawings to accompany the still images.


Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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