Sandy Skoglund is a US based artist, studied and trained in all things creative; studio art and art history, intaglio printmaking, and multimedia art. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, the fascinating artist is self-taught in photography, and process-oriented art production through the techniques of mark-making and photocopying.
Seeing Sandy shine is where all these elements come together – occurring in 1986 with the “True Fiction” series of photographic work. A surrealist series, perhaps borrowing elements of the art movements of neo-expressionism and appropriation so easily associated with the bullish decade of the 1980’s.
As the story unfolds, the dye transfer materials were discontinued by Kodak and the edition never finished.
Enter “True Fiction Two”. The revenge of Skoglund on the unfinished series is aided by the digital printing era utilising Epson’s archival ink system technology. Skoglund says of the reborn project:
Each image has been meticulously crafted to assimilate the visual and photographic possibilities now available in digital processes. The result is a similar, yet significantly different feel to the sense of space and three-dimensional photographic quality represented by each image.
Consisting of 20 images, the series plays heavily with tone, colour and scale in a tableaux vivant setting – creating images of not only emotion and detail but an aesthetic depth. The entire series can be seen here.