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15/Oct/2013

Roombooks latest publication has just been printed, called MOUNTAINS WITHOUT END, by Lesley Punton

Lesley is a lecturer in Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art

In the last few years, Lesley Punton’s work has changed in size to become smaller and more restrained. Her investigation is how to record and make art about the tonal quality of light or its lack, in different remote landscapes and mountains. She positions herself wherever she needs to be, to be able to experience the place as it changes, through her whole body. She carries us with her, through her work to a moment, a place, an evolving experience. We actually feel the moment of translation onto the small board as a series of her views, thoughts and trials. Lesley Punton’s work is ‘slow art’. It is thoughtful, ephemeral, laborious and physical and to be in tune with her we must slow down our viewing experience. Quietly, and very successfully, she captures for us her deep personal aloneness and strength, and produces exquisitely beautiful work.