Not on display
- Mat Collishaw born 1966
- Photograph, inkjet print on paper
- Image: 350 × 278 mm
- Purchased 1999
It’s our desire to see something that’s not there... something that’s not tainted by this grubby world that we live in.’ Matt Collishaw
Inspired by the Cottingley Fairies, Collishaw exposes the trickery of photography to comment on the contemporary world. Nature is replaced by urban decay. We look at the children’s wrappings, insect wings and miniature scale and see them as fairies. Instead of joining hands and dancing they sit silently apart.
Gallery label, October 2020
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