Krisjan Rossouw’s photography, deep and powerful, is currently being exhibited in A Different Drummer room in the Knysna Fine Art Gallery in Long Street, Knysna. I highly recommend you visit for long moments of reflection at how they make you feel.
Krisjan Rossouw says: “‘we never dreamt of seas…’, my second solo exhibition, continues the exploration of identity and silent triumph of the subjects I photograph, first established in my debut series, ‘Dark Paradise’.
As with ‘Dark Paradise’, the use of light and shadow, of ‘painting with light’ with non-traditional photographic lighting sources, is a key signature of my stylistic approach.
And, as before, I believe each model I photograph remains an active collaborator to the process. We work together to find that brief moment of truth in the image.
The previously poetic play of botanical accents from ‘Dark Paradise’, however, now evolves to what I see as a deeper, more wistful study.
An expression of self amidst the metaphor of broken, lost, and discarded things.
The still strength of will.
A quiet war won.”