Artwork

Fight


A Limited Edition Fine Art series exploring Mixed Martial Arts.
Excerpts from the Exhibition Proposal.

‘Fight’ takes you ringside and examines the headspace and intrapersonal mindset of MMA athletes in battle. The use of a long lens right next to the fighters creates a tight, in-your-face style of portraiture. Many of the images portray the fighters in their own space, both physical and mental. By photographically isolating a fighter in the image, removing context through exposure and lighting, the images speak to the physical space to be contended with in the ring – the open air before a jab, an empty mat before a takedown.

Photographic isolation also belies the mental space the fighters occupy during a match. The dark background on many of the solo images is a blank space open to interpret the way a fighter processes split-second timing and instinct.

This gives further weight to the idea of physical and mental separation both inside a fighter’s mind and in relation to their surrounding – under bright light, alone against an opponent and inside their head.

This series is comprised of up to 24 colour prints in three sizes: 13 x 19″, 20 x 30” and key pieces at 36.5 x 55” for added impact. The work has captured international interest. Artist Taner Ceylan sold a hyper realist painting based on “Too Much Punch” in 2009 at Sotheby’s London for $130,000 CAN. The piece was featured on the catalogue cover for the first major Turkish contemporary art auction held outside Turkey. Editions from the first release (Too Much Punch) have been sold to collectors in Greece and the United Arab Emirates.

Too Much Punch // Endura Archival Limited Edition of 7 at 36.5x55" (5 remain) + Limited Edition of 10 at 20x30" (9 remain) // First Print Release
Wiuff // Endura Archival Limited Edition 20x30" // Unreleased
Intensity // Endura Archival Limited Edition 20x30" // Unreleased
The Squeeze // Endura Archival Limited Edition 20 x 30" // Unreleased
Long Is The Way // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
Face To Face // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
Tight Tangle // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
Licked // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
The Victor // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
Rise Above // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
Brothers in Arms // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
The Agony // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
Eyes on It // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
Light Bruising // Endura Archival Limited Edition 13 x 19" // Unreleased
The Dance // Endura Archival Limited Edition 19 x 13" // Unreleased
Unknown Attacker // Endura Archival Limited Edition 19 x 13" // Unreleased
Gloves // Unreleased





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