London-based artist Suzanne Moxhay beautifully creates intricate and complex photomontages of abandoned places fused with countryside landscapes, combining images from an archive of materials she collected. Moxhay partially uses a method derived from the early filmmaking technique of matte painting, where backdrops are painted on sheets of glass and integrated by the camera with the live-action onset (learn more about her full technique here).
In my recent work I have been exploring concepts of spatial containment in montages built from fragments of photographed and painted interiors. Architectures are disrupted by anomalous elements – contradictory light sources, faulty perspective, paradoxes of scale. Light casts shadows in the wrong direction, walls fail to meet in corners, an area of the image can be seen either as an enclosing wall or dark overcast sky.Suzanne Moxhay