EARLY LANDSCAPES, ANDREAS GURSKY
Posted on April 10, 2014 by Editorial Staff
Andreas Gursky. Master contemporary artist, born 1955 in Leipzig Germany. He lives and works in Dusseldorf and was appointed Professor of Liberal Arts at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in 2010. Gursky, from the very first years of his career, never stop making photographs of landscapes. It’s one of his recurring elements, a signature trait of this incredible artist. “Early Landscapes” it the first exhibition to focus on a group of important landscapes from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Predating Gursky’s extensive use of digital technology, and characterized by what the artist has called an ‘extraterrestrial’ perspective, the pictures are titled simply and directly after the geographical location where they were taken. Gursky’s early landscapes provide the viewer with the concrete experience of a specific place as well as a “mental image”that has been passed down to us by the history of painting and inscribed into our collective memory.