The Audible Language of Flowers presents 30 lush images created through innovations in digital technologies. Over the past several years, Toronto-based artist T.M. Glass has developed a signature style of image-making to create striking large-scale photographs and sculptures of flowers in vessels.
Dramatically lit and set against black backgrounds in square compositions, Glass’ photographic arrangements pay homage to 17th-century flower paintings from northern Europe and reference art historical techniques such as chiaroscuro.
Fusing historical aesthetics with current digital technologies, the artist’s hyper-real, vivid tableaux oscillate between the past and the present. Painstakingly pushing the limits of digital manipulation to maximize colour, texture, shape, light, shade, and space, each series advances Glass’ ongoing project to capture what the artist sees and feels when photographing flowers.
T. M. Glass The Audible Language of Flowers is on exhibit at the Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St W) until August 18th 2019.