Jason Gowans is an artist currently based out of Vancouver, Canada who creates three-dimensional structures based on a two-dimensional images. Gowans’ work was inspired after observing images of landscapes trying to capture the true vastness and expansive beauty of the Earth. However, without the sense of depth in photographs, the epic and breathtaking nature of the images are subdued. With that, Gowans sought to experiment in creating “sculptural photographs” that we share with all of you today.
“Could I make images that address the landscape genre all the while representing an overwhelmingly vast historical space through a two-dimensional singular form? When I first began investigating this problem, I stumbled into classic difficulties that occur when representing a space with multiple perspectives. I would go out into the landscape, be overwhelmed, come back into the city, and be confronted with images that were decidedly underwhelming. They conveyed none of the concepts I was interested in once they were bound to a rectilinear plane.”