Cade Turner’s limited edition photographic prints provide a refreshing view of the most basic elements of optical experience. Inspired by the ‘visual freedom’ of the Impressionist school, Turner’s graphic experimentation or ‘painting’ with light, color and movement results in stunning photographic abstractions that push at the stubborn edge of traditional photography. Drawing upon natural and artificial sources of form including coastland and urban geography, Turner’s colorful visual manifestos frame the spontaneity of looking in a distinctly ethereal glimmer. Using his native coast of Australia as raw subject matter, the artist names the beach as a space of contemplation. While this is obviously significant, the truly fundamental aspect of his oeuvre is the way it explores the limits of photography as play with ‘liquid light,’ invoking water as a metaphor for time, life and reflection.
Cade Turner was born in Sydney, Australia. In addition to his photography, he makes a living as a Marketing Manager and currently lives in Mona Vale, located on the northern coastland of Sydney.