Watson Art + Photography is an ongoing series of digital photography focusing on abstract composition. Watson's work began with painting and mixed media and now includes abstract expressionist photography. The images he produces using the camera originally served as inspirations for his painting then evolved to become an artistic entity themselves. Specifically, they consist of views of urban and industrial images found throughout the Greater Toronto Area which are then manipulated to resemble paintings. Investigating forgotten locations and surfaces that are often considered blemishes or simply disregarded altogether, this series recontextualizes the post-industrial underside of Toronto and its surrounding areas. This project aims to extract the raw, tarnished appearance of a major North American city and transform it into art before gentrification sweeps through it entirely.
Past experimental photographers such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Aaron Siskind are a significant influence on his work, however, their approach is used as a starting point before generative art techniques are applied using contemporary digital post-production tools.
images are printed on canvas and mounted on a wood frame
artwork available in 48 hours (excluding holidays)
pick up in north Roncesvalles area or elsewhere by arrangement
some colours may be customized to your preference
all pieces available in black and white
custom artwork available by commission
36 x 48 in / 91 x 122 cm pieces - $200 / week
24 x 36 in / 61 x 91 cm pieces - $125 / week
18 x 24 in / 46 x 61 cm pieces - $75 / week
$50 cancellation fee per item after order is placed
artwork rents at 25% of sale price
long-term rentals negotiable