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After the annunciation (silver pixels)



Grant Beran

New Zealand

1967 –

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    unique photo-chemical drawing on photographic paper
    25.3 x 40.5 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Gift of Henry Ergas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Grant Beran
    Artist information
    Grant Beran

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Grant Beran received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Victoria University, Wellington in 1995. ‘finer and finer’ (2005) and ‘After the Annunciation (silver pixels)’ (2005), are what the artist describes as unique photochemical drawings. The process involves photographic chemicals being drawn and painted onto black & white photo paper, which is then developed, fixed and washed like a regular black and white print.

    Beran works with experimental music as well visual art and photography, saying ‘visual art is my main practise, but the music is a part of the whole thing I do and can really help. For example, working in a different medium often opens up new ways of working. Working with music led me into digital photography, but in a way that mixes analogue photography – i.e. silver gelatin style – with digital. The mix of the two gives the photographs more depth and holds the eye longer than digital does.’ [email on file 8 October 2007.]

    Beran has exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the USA.

Other works by Grant Beran