Shelley Horan is a photographer based in Naarm/Melbourne, whose work utilises humour, playfulness, and contradiction as a means of bridging between commercial work and fine art. Her work focuses on the core features of photographed subjects and objects; playing with the ways they clash and harmonise, exploring unlikely marriages of textures and brilliances, toying with uncanniness and scale, and squishing these diverging elements together to form a unified image. Shelley’s work is dominated by bold, repeating colours and Jenga-esque found-object constructions which resemble something between a messy office drawer and a kaleidoscopic supermarket shelf.
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