Abi Green

Abi Green
United Kingdom
Abi Green is a still life photographer and director based between London, UK, and Doha, Qatar, specialising in still life photography and moving image.


Born and raised in London, she was educated at Fine Arts College, Chelsea College of Arts and went on to graduate with a BA (Hons) in Photography from Middlesex University London.

Abi’s work has been featured on Vogue and Vogue Italia online, Le Book and It’s Nice That. Nominated to exhibit at the D&AD, New Blood Awards, London, in 2009 and Mother London’s, Open Book in 2015, she has also been published both in the UK and the Middle East, including magazines such as Notion, Crack, Elle and Twenty-six.

Driven by interests in colour, light art, and sculptural objects, she is often influenced by surrealism, modern and industrial design, which enhances her contemporary visual style. Her projects carefully balance a minimalist approach with a graphic, colourful aesthetic resulting in a distinctive eye-popping quality.

A key part of her image-making is the humorous twist that underpins her creative concepts, with this unique approach she hopes to leave her audience with a taste of her playful nature.

Abi and Sebastián´s collaboration is the product of a long series of conversations and an intention to explore together a common fascination for the Arabian Gulf shifting landscape and the contrast the man-made, architecture, objects, and materials sprawling in the region. The decision to work in the uncharted -for both- field of video art came as an attempt to meet in a neutral ground to build a piece beyond their individual work, a hybrid of their conceptual interests and technical skills: photography-image making and performance-sculpture.

The idea of a slowly moving photograph became also a poetic medium to transmit their vision, one of a universal and inapprehensible character[s], that at once shapes the environment around them and is reciprocally being shaped by it in their constant state of transit.


Fata Morgana

Us, humans, the one species present in every latitude of the earth have never really settled, from hunters and gatherers to refugees and expats. Throughout human history reasons for exploration vary; trade, fear, ambition, or curiosity. Still nomads, our quest to chart every reachable corner has been fundamental to the dissemination of symbolic structures growing from wealth and power into different forms around the globe.

Fata Morgana balances between that primal urge to explore the unknown and the instinctive need to make a home and belong...

Pulling or being pulled? Coming, going or returning? The physicality of struggle, disappearance and emergence within this piece becomes a metaphor reflecting on Poetics and Politics, Geography and Geometry, Dreams and Death, as well as memories of Future and Past. With the uncertainty and hope of new beginnings across the ocean, the transient figures glimmer and nearly blend into their surroundings, flirting with symbolisms of ritual: the platonic geometry, immersion/ascension, and their perpetual journey. These travellers move oblivious of any limits but their own, challenging the very notion of borders; which are, anyway, invisible and futile drawings of power onto an ever-shifting landscape defiant of any divisions.

Inspired by the artists own attempts of somehow always carrying home with them, the piece is a video loop meditating on the emotional ebb and flow of the many departures and the inevitability of a return.

A return home, that whether it be a place, memory, feeling, or a word it is always a reflection of oneself.


Mysteries of the Horizon

Mysteries of the Horizon are a series of photographic images shot in the shifting sand dunes of Qatar and the remote Inland Sea. The images focus on a reflective mirrored object in the form of a house. The object appears like a mirage on the horizon, reflecting the elements around it yet prominently standing out through its recognisable house shape outline.

As the object blends in and out of its surroundings, it creates a distorted reality playing with the idea of past, present, and future whilst echoing a sense of home and putting into question what is over the horizon? The juxtaposition of the natural and man-made creates a dream-like aesthetic taking stylistic cues from surrealism. The symbol of home becoming a part of its environment, echoes the feeling of being in a new place for a brief time and thoughts of home, whilst looking to the unknown of what the future holds, this, in turn, became a way for the artist to immortalise the memories of her time spent in the Middle East.

  • 21 July 2019
    The Place I Call Home - Curatorial Introduction

    Feeling ‘at home’ in a place embodies many things - a sense of belonging, familiarity, acceptance, independence, security and prospects.

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