Looking at the mixed media work of Luke Best has been inspiring as it relates to the thinking and making I am employing with my own mixed media project. Best’s use of space was pointed out to me by Anna who encouraged that I play with this in my own practical research. Impossible layouts in the composition is a design that works really well for Best and works to create the depth and therefore invite into the expansion of space that is created in the image. What I like most about Best’s work is the control of the image using stamps of solid colour to direct the important features of the interesting environment of the work. I like how there is a lot going on using layering and different materials and techniques and how this is all harmonized with the pull of the solid colours that tug us to where Best want’s us to focus on. I also really like the process of layering that is used digitally.
Interestingly Best creates a landscape of experimental exploration of media in his juxtaposed utility of media and this helps to give it a sense of adventure and escapism. An attribute that I’d like to occupy and stir within my own images.