German visual artist Andreas Gursky is renowned for his monumentally scaled photographs—grand urban and natural landscape vistas and large format architecture—created from a dispassionate, omniscient point of view. Highly detailed, Gursky's images are at once dead-pan observational and transcendent. He rigorously composes his expansive views to envelope viewers with dizzying scale, detail, and color—effects he often heightens through digital manipulation of the image. Gursky has been instrumental in defining contemporary German art in the 1990s. The exhibition focuses on some of his most enigmatic images of landscape, water, and architectural detail.
Andreas Gursky: Landscapes
2015, Gagosian Gallery and Parrish Art Museum
68 pages, $40.00
The fully illustrated 68-page illustrated catalogue features an in-depth essay by Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan who takes the unusual approach of exploring Gursky's work through the lens of historical landscape depiction—finding aesthetic and philosophical synchrony between the contemporary artist and those of the nineteenth century. Available for purchase through the Museum Shop.