Bird’s eye view. Andreas Gursky from 1980 to Present
Andreas Gursky - James Bond Island II (2007)

Andreas Gursky - 99 Cent I (2001)
99 Cent I, 2001

The work of world-renowned art photographer Andreas Gursky (b. 1955 in Leipzig, Germany) who lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany represents a revaluation of realism within contemporary photography through conceptual staging and digital image editing. For his exhibition at the Museum Kunstpalast Gursky has selected 60 works from his oeuvre. Waiving a chronological hanging the mix of old and new, small and very large format works allows new and unusual views of Gursky’s photography.

The spectrum of Gursky’s work includes topics such as architecture, landscape, interiors, as well as large events with huge crowds. In the Düsseldorf exhibition, whose arch spans of works from the early 1980s up to the series of works Ocean I-VI, 2010, or Bangkok, 2011, Andreas Gursky is presenting some of his latest, as yet not publicly exhibited works.

“It is not pure photography, what I do,” Gursky describes his own work. “All my pictures are based on a direct visual experience from which I develop an idea for a picture, which is subjected to testing in the studio and eventually worked on and precised at the computer.”

The exhibition runs until January 13, 2013

Andreas Gursky, Bahrain I, 2005
Bahrain I, 2005, C-Print, 306 x 221,5 x 6,2 cm (framed)

Andreas Gursky - Dance Valley (2001)
Dance Valley, 1995

Andreas Gursky, Kathedrale, 2007, C-Print, 237 x 333 x 6,2 cm
Kathedrale, 2007, C-Print, 237 x 333 x 6,2 cm

Andreas Gursky - Dubai World I, 2007
Dubai World I, 2007, C-Print / Diasec 307 x 223,3 x 6,2 cm (framed)

Andreas Gursky - Dubai World III, 2008
Dubai World III, 2008

Andreas Gursky - Dortmund (2009)
Dortmund, 2009

Andreas Gursky - Engadin I, 1995
Engadin I, 1995

Andreas Gursky - F1 Boxenstopp I (2007)
F1 Boxenstopp I, 2007

Andreas Gursky - F1 Boxenstopp III (2007)
F1 Boxenstopp III, 2007

Andreas Gursky - Genoa (1991)
Genoa, 1991

Andreas Gursky - Hamm - Bergwerk Ost (2008)
Hamm – Bergwerk Ost, 2008

Andreas Gursky - Hühner Krefeld (1989)
Hühner Krefeld, 1989

Andreas Gursky - James Bond Island II (2007)
James Bond Island II, 2007

Andreas Gursky - Tour de France, 2007
Tour de France, 2007, C-print, 307.3 × 219.1 cm.jpg

Andreas Gursky - Bangkok IX (2011)
Bangkok IX, 2011

Andreas Gursky - Klitschko (1999)
Klitschko, 1999

Andreas Gursky - Kuwait Stock Exchange (2000)
Kuwait Stock Exchange, 2000

Andreas Gursky - Kuwait Stock Exchange II
Kuwait Stock Exchange II, 2000

Andreas Gursky - Madonna I (2001)
Madonna I, 2001

Andreas Gursky - Nha Trang (2004)
Nha Trang, 2004

Andreas Gursky - Swimming Pool, Ratingen (1987)
Swimming Pool, Ratingen, 1987

Andreas Gursky - São Paulo, Sé (2002)
São Paulo, Sé, 2002

Andreas Gursky - Sha Tin (1994)
Sha Tin, 1994

Andreas Gursky - Tour de France I (2007)
Tour de France I, 2007

Andreas Gursky - Ohne Titel XV (2008)
Ohne Titel XV, 2008

Andreas Gursky - Ocean I (2010)
Ocean I, 2010

Andreas Gursky - Ocean V (2010)
Ocean V, 2010

Andreas Gursky - Centre Georges Pompidou, 1995
Centre Georges Pompidou, 1995

Andreas Gursky - Les Mées, 2016
Les Mées, 2016

Andreas Gursky - Katar (2012)
Katar, 2012

Andreas Gursky - Kamiokande (2007)
Kamiokande, 2007

Andreas Gursky - Chicago, Board of Trade II (1999)
Chicago, Board of Trade II (1999)

Andreas Gursky - Rimini, 2003
Rimini, 2003

Andreas Gursky - Beelitz, 2007
Beelitz, 2007

Andreas Gursky - Cocoon I, 2007
Cocoon I, 2007

Andreas Gursky - Madonna I, 2001
Madonna I, 2001

Andreas Gursky - Giordano Bruno, 1989
Giordano Bruno, 1989

Andreas Gursky - Gasherd, 1980
Gasherd, 1980

Andreas Gursky - Aletschgletscher, 1993
Aletschgletscher, 1993

Andreas Gursky - Mercedes, Rastatt, 1993
Mercedes, Rastatt, 1993

Andreas Gursky - Salerno 1, 1990
Salerno 1, 1990

Andreas Gursky - Schiphol, 1994
Schiphol, 1994

Andreas Gursky - Paris, Montparnasse
Paris, Montparnasse, 1993, C-print, 187 × 427.8 × 6.2 cm

Andreas Gursky - Jumeirah Palm, 2008
Jumeirah Palm, 2008

Andreas Gursky - Shanghai, 2000
Shanghai, 2000, c-print

Andreas Gursky - Kirchentag, 2013
Kirchentag, 2013, Inkjet print, edition 3/6, 307 x 217 x 6.2 cm (framed)

Andreas Gursky - V&R, 2011
V&R, 2011

Andreas Gursky - Rhein II, 1999
Rhein II, 1999

Andreas Gursky – Frankfurt Airport (2012)
Andreas Gursky – Frankfurt Airport (2012)

Andreas Gursky - Prada II (1997)
Prada II, 1997

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(All images © Andreas Gursky, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012, Sprüth Magers Berlin London)

 

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