Artist statement:

I am a photographic artist .  My work is impressionistic and underpins  a world unreservedly released from everyday reality.  None of my work is digitally manipulated, it is not computer-generated imagery.  I use a unique photographic technique , developed over the years which allows me to “paint” with my camera on -site.  My images are a direct result of the impressions I have when shooting the image . I very rarely enhance  and then only minimally. I try to capture the infinite variations of our everyday reality, releasing colour from its form. The result is a colour-dominated impressionistic world. Out of this world, I create single shots, or increasingly,themed Series.I want and need to reach people emotionally with my work. The camera is the tool I have chosen to achieve this.

All of my work is available in signed, dated and numbered  Limited Editions and printed in varying formats on either  the highest quality handmade photographic  paper or fine aluminium sheets.  My work is ready-to-hang.

Press text

Explosive sensual colour. Thick dynamic brushstrokes. Delicate shards of reflected light. Temel Nal’s unique photoworks unite the opposite forces of abstract and figurative i a powerful interaction of imagination and reality.

“I feel colour, I sense light……” are the fundamentals that drive him to create his emotional and strong images.Nal has been transforming the everyday with his camera since 1996. Skylines, cars, fields of flora, architecture, Oriental Bazaars, people – all chosen subjects that he elevates from the literal, with his specific – never divulged – photographic technique. His easy relationship with intense colour and powerful emotion make his work highly accessible to the viewer. He kicks open your senses with his swathes of camera “strokes”, inviting us to reconsider the values that we ascribe to the  everyday.

Fundamental to all his works is the astounding fact that they are not computer-manipulated. Starting with an analogue camera in the early years, he changed to digital with the advent of that new technology. All of Nal’s images have been and are the result of the technique he uses whilst taking the photo. There is no post-production manipulation, only a minimal enhancement in the definition and colour intensity of the image. Not unlike film development in the analogue era.

In a world where it is taken for granted that photographic images are incessantly enhanced, his direct-creation in situ is like a breath of fresh air. Janus-faced technology does not come into the equation. He calls this “Pure Photo Impression”. Emphasizing that his final image is pure, untampered and the exact rendition of what he was feeling at the time and place of the work’s genesis. He uses his camera – to re-quote Fox Talbot – as “the pencil of art”. This disregard of technology gives his work a highly personal, self-reflexive slant, bold and vibrant colours contained within the artificial boundaries of the canvas, tempered with the unexpected of strong, liberated emotion.

Paula Domzalski M.A.


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