Arron’s work intends to investigate the themes of death, grief and the fear of loss. He is primarily interested in investigating the narrative structures that deal with both the presence and absence of people that are close to him, or have been close to him.
“On one hand, this series illustrates my own desire of memorising people that have been lost to me through photographic scenes that were created in my own home environment, incorporating an object that symbolises the lost person – an attempt to create photographs that highlight the intimacy of my grief”
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A motor cycle jacket in a bathroom, an oil-painting of a crying boy in a kitchen environment, empty picture frames spread out on a bed. Arron’s photographs these as psychic landscapes, charged with significance that is only partially accessible to the eye.
“These are photographs, constructed but yet, illustrating a part of my life that attempts to come to terms with death”
Arron speaks of Barthes description of the puntum and how he evokes the ‘wound’ in the photograph that also ‘bruises me, is poignant to me’
“What then is the affective encounter with these images? Not one of pathos; these images are beyond the pathetic. There is a banality in the oil painting, the frames, the jacket… in the kitchen, in the bedroom, in the bathroom… as well as a sense of still embodied locations”
In these images, these highly symbolic objects displayed in rooms suffused with light, Arron transforms his home environment into a form of shrine; these are mementos...
“...in an attempt to memorialise and memorise lost lives"
“The other part of this series, illustrates my fear of losing those people that are close to me. Yet alive, these people are ‘bruised’ by their own mortality”
The second part of this series, as before, were taken in Arron’s home environment. The images present these people as if ending up in a morgue, dressed and posed corpses for the journey out to the grave. The work is concerned with death’s beauty and Arron’s deep love for these people and the imagination contend with the horror of mortality.