These large-scale photograms with their seductively rich blacks and spilled colors allow the viewer to bask in their presence. In the evening darkness emerge faint traces of brush like and skeletal vignettes of naturalistic forces. The images are inspired by elemental phenomenon containing a permeating sensory experience: the sound of falling rain, a cool breeze or crackling of fire. The photograms are not defined by the objects used, but embody spatially lean compositions that establish immense space and enforce the tension on themes of silence and quietude
This sense of minimalist “spatial awareness” is common theme throughout
much of Mr. Slechta’s bodies of work.