Up and coming local photographer, Natalie Seymour, is currently displaying work at #TheFuture exhibition for the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art. Natalie has a distinct style in which she creates composite images as documentation of derelict buildings. We’ve interviewed Natalie to find out more about her photography practice, and the work she created as a response to the CET Building – Coventry Biennial’s central exhibition space.
What type of artist would you describe yourself as?
I would describe myself as a Fine Art Photographer as my layered images have a painterly aesthetic.
What mediums do you use?
I explore derelict buildings and document my findings then layer my photography to create Digital Photo Collages.
What themes do you explore in your work?
My work captures buildings in a state of dereliction and shows the confusing nature of exploring abandoned places where one decaying element often blurs into the next.
What will you be displaying at the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art?
I am displaying 3 Digital Photo Collages at the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art. The images aim to capture the essence of The Coventry Telegraph building prior to its change of use and modernisation.
What other artists have you drawn inspiration from?
Aesthetically I am inspired by painters such as John Monks, I love the mood conveyed in his paintings and the texture. I also look at a lot of documentary photography of Derelict buildings for example Romain Veillon who photographs abandoned buildings across the world.
What is the next project you are planning?
I am currently an AA2A artist at Coventry University so I will be developing new works at the University for an exhibition. Following a similar theme I will be creating works based on my explorations of abandoned places but using different techniques and materials to develop my work.
What are your future plans as a Visual Artist?
In the future I would like to do a Masters degree and continue exhibiting works.
Where can people find out more about you?
People can see more of my work and find out more at the following: