Lilli Waters: photographs the ocean and transforms it into a work of art
“Coral Lands” is a new solo exhibition of famous Australian photographer Lilli Waters.
It was taking place at Saint Cloche gallery, Paddington.
Artist presents to the audience her new nine marine surreal landscapes, depicting life under the ocean.
This series is naturally followed on from her previous photographic series “Plastic Fish “.
Process of creation
Her works were carefully designed and photographed in huge water tanks.
During the photo processing, the layers were mixed to create the perfect images.
The compositions were decorated with bright flowers, living stones, corals and complemented by night sky backgrounds.
Mother Nature is the main source of inspiration for the artist.
Lilli Waters likes to visit aquariums. She was very impressed and enjoyed to watch corals and underwater mystically glowing creatures, for a long time.
For this series, she was looking for an idea of strange and dramatic motives, expressed by dark backgrounds and starry skies. Delicate flowers embody romantic moods.
The colors are bright, sometimes not quite natural, and even fluorescent.
In her work, she mainly dealt with women’s portraits, but recently she focused on still life.
Lilli Waters relies on sensory perception and somewhat guesses. Self-taught in Photoshop, she enjoys the process of creating, even if it takes a long time.
The source of inspiration for her are artists rather than other photographers. Among her favorite contemporary artists are Heidi Yardley, Elizabeth Barnett, Del Kathryn Barton.
With help of the exhibition, Artist hopes to attract the attention of the audience to the question of the devastating impact of humans on oceans and its inhabitants.
Recently Lilli Waters’ work has been published in magazines such as Elle, Yen, Art Aesthetica, Vogue Living, and Real Living.
Waters was also invited to show works as part of the Venice Biennale Festival in 2017 and was asked to create a self-portrait for the documentary series ABC Art Bites: Mirror in 2018.
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