26 Nov 2012 - 5:38 pm
Andreas Gursky ? Katar, (2012), courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
written by Guest Blogger Margherita Visentini

Digital landscape photographer Andreas Gursky is on view right now and until January 13th at Museum Kunstpalast, in Düsseldorf, Germany. It?s a unique occasion to discover his amazing work, if you haven’t already seen his work up close. Showcasing both older and new works of the famous artist, the exhibition gives a chance to understand his deep and refined research through architecture, landscape, cities, infrastructures and large-scale events attended by huge crowds.

Andreas Gursky ? Bahrain I, (2005), courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

Some of the photos presented in the show are created starting from satellite images and complexly layered landscapes, bordering on the surreal. This process is usual for him: “It is not pure photography, what I do,” Gursky describes his own work. “All my works are based on a direct visual experience from which I develop a pictorial idea, and after that, there?s a studio testing to prove their plausibility, and finally they?re worked out with the help of a computer.”

left, Andreas Gursky ? Bangkok IX, (2011), courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Andreas Gursky ? untitled XV, (2008) courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Andreas Gursky ? Installation View, courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Andreas Gursky ? Installation View, courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Andreas Gursky ? Installation View, courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Andreas Gursky ? Installation View, courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Andreas Gursky ? Bangkok V, (2011), courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Andreas Gursky ? Ocean I (2010), courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

On view now through January 2012
Museum Kunstpalast
Ehrenhof 4-5  40479 Düsseldorf, Germany
more info here
all images courtesy Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
duplication strictly forbidden


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