// Chloe Harris is an artist based in Leeds, U.K. Her photography work aims to create a space from abstracted displacement. For this series she manipulated her drawn cell diagrams and her print artwork for projections onto models Richard and Ruth during the “Cells” shoot.
As a cityscape artist Chloe aims to expand her printwork into media. She prioritises interesting and interpretive visuals after learning how to creatively adapt her designs digitally, which she says has has been the best experience she has had. “Stand out imagery does drive conversation – I couldn’t agree more with this especially when I consider representing my own work online.” Her goals are to be a creative campaigns director, for creative displays/film, or at a creative studio. She loves collaborations and campaigns that drive and create conversation.
“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.”
What draws you to the arts?
“I am attracted to visual communication. I enjoy expression, peoples’ perspectives, and what others want to tell. Sometimes it’s colour that changes a city into a community or, that day, makes me walk that little bit taller than before. I engage with art when exhibiting with others, and hearing insights from exhibitors and their backgrounds. I love interpreting work after watching/listening to artist talks also.”
What do you like best about the photo art you have shared with us?
“I like the scenic transformation in this cells themed shoot. There is a narrative expressed in communication. I sensed their relationship through poses, their body language narrating in a universally understood language, with the patterns exploiting this feeling. It was an opportunity for diversity in colour and expression in my own photography work.”
Chloe is inspired by abstract and surrealist artists, such as Kandinsky and Dalí. She manipulated cell diagrams that she had drawn along with her print artwork. Projected onto life models Richard and Ruth, the studio became an abstracted biological metaphor for these two people and their relationship.
Communication is the purpose of diagrams, and it is also a quality that Richard and Ruth display as a couple. These two reputable northern life models provided a narrative of intimacy, their movements in the setting of Chloe´s prints produced more pattern participation throughout every shot. “The morphing of people and scene was so interpretable, and I aim to exploit and present this further going forward in my own creative video work. Composition became co directed by Richard and Ruth and I, their body language narrating and relaying emotion within the cells environment in this beautiful story telling”.
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To see more of her photography visit Chloe´s Instagram page and her website.