In this series of photographs Sri Lankan born artist Suresh Jeanel produces atmospheric abstractions through processes of digital manipulation. Conflating the rhythms of wild style graffiti with a Renaissance inspired tonal palette, the formal elements gleaned from this incongruous mix of reference points are then treated with non-linear image warping technologies. Acting as digital fields of colour, the amorphous forms and blended chiaroscuro impart a visceral quality.
As a queer identified artist, the bending and warping process that Jeanel employs is intended as analogous of a deviation from hegemonic modes of perception. This body of work stems from Jeanel’s research around variables in perception in relation to gender and sexuality.