Blurring the line between abstraction and reality.
South African artist Chris Slabber specializes in a unique brand of surrealism that combines unusual media, high-speed photography, and digital tools to produce startling images that quite literally blur the line between reality and abstraction.
In this inventive new series, he has coaxed lurid biomorphic forms out of plumes of colored ink flowing through water. These vivid creations simultaneously evoke a sense of life’s universality and its inescapable transience, each image being, by its very nature, a fleeting moment frozen in time that fades moments after it is born.
Scroll down to see some of these remarkable creations.
What is especially fascinating about this kind of work is the way in which it exploits our tendency to seek out patterns in what we see, even where none exist. These photos skirt the line between chaos and order, relying on the brain’s innate pattern-seeking machinery to extrapolate the image into something meaningful.