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Photograph - More or Less Obvious Forms

More or Less Obvious Forms

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (photographed)

  • Date:

    2012 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Harvey-Regan, Darren (Mr) (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Darren Harvey-Regan graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London in 2010. His work blurs the boundaries between photography and sculpture and deals with the nature of photographic representation and its relationship to the material world. It challenges the viewer to scrutinise the divide between an object and its depiction. In selecting and abstracting things from their place in the world, Harvey-Regan removes them from their contexts to perform specifically for the camera. Technically he works primarily with traditional film and printing methods, seeing the restrictions associated with these as both an inspiration and a gently humorous frustration. In this way, he is forced to engage with and physically manipulate objects, rather than have limitless scope to alter and adapt them digitally. As a result, the viewer is confronted with images that are like optical puzzles, confounding the visual codes of both analogue and digital photography.

Physical description

A framed C-type print depicting a chequered paster cast vase resting on the edge of a white table. Thephotograph is frames in a matt grey finish.

Place of Origin

UK (photographed)


2012 (photographed)


Harvey-Regan, Darren (Mr) (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

C-type print


Width: 49 cm frame, Height: 59 cm frame, Width: 43.5 cm image, Height: 54.5 cm image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Darren Harvey-Regan entitled 'More or Less Obvious Forms,' C-type print, 2012

Labels and date

Gallery 100 ‘A History of Photography’, 2014-2015, label text:

Darren Harvey-Regan (1974–)
‘More or Less Obvious Form’
Harvey-Regan’s work examines the relationship between photographs and the real world. Here, he painted a vase with the checkerboard pattern that the design program Photoshop uses to represent empty space. The pattern flattens perspective to suggest a two-dimensional form. The photograph challenges the viewer to scrutinise the divide between a 3-D object and its 2-D representation.
C-type print
Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group
Museum no. E.260-2013
[06 03 2014]


Photographic paper


C-type process; Photography


Photographs; Vases

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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