Grant Beran

The works of New Zealand artist Grant Beran are meditations of images, their origins and the way we understand them. Using photography as a base from which to move forward it incorporates text and snatches from arts recent and ancient histories. Surfaces are drawn onto, scratched and exposed; images are fixed and solvent. It is about photography as an object as much as an image. It creates a series of layers in which all these things are mixed to present an image in flux in which the future, the present and the past are unfixed - seeming to be a part of the surface of the work or floating above it like something to be captured or pinned down.