Rob and Nick Carter

with Colin Glen

16 November 2018 – 26 January 2019
RN at 5A
5A Bathurst Street, London W2 2SD
A decade ago Rob and Nick Carter and Colin Glen began a long-term collaboration. They made photograms of wire detritus that Glen had found and had already been drawing extensively. This photogram series felt like a natural progression from these evocative shadow drawings. The array of 12 broken and discarded objects were now transformed into evocative shadow imprints.

In 2017-18 the artists collaborated again this time harnessing a huge walk in Camera Obscura to produce a series of unique works on a much larger scale. No negative or transparency is used in the making of the work. It is photography in its purest form, spinning ellipses of wire objects, a lens and photographic paper. Captured with a very narrow depth of field the resulting photographs are ethereal like ‘drawings in space’ that conjure up an astonishing combination of incredible detail and painterly lines.