“Zenith” explores a process of disorientation, where a distortion of symmetry combines with the absence of definitive vantage point. In this work, it becomes unclear as to whether the viewer is looking up at an expanding, highly decorative architectural landscape or, maybe, floating above it. The references could be to astrology or science fiction - and the experience of viewing the work evokes a sensation of gravitational pull and shifting balance, drawing you into an impressive and alien architecture.
Tom Leighton is an artist, photographer and printmaker. Fascinated by the urban environment, he has photographed and worked with iconic and hidden architecture world-wide. He layers and manipulates images to build increasingly elaborate megastructures, asking how our cities will cope and change with expanding populations, and how these populations will live and move within these urban centres. He has photographed both ancient cities and the newest cities built on land reclaimed from the sea. Trained at the Royal College of Art, London