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
Prada II, 1997
(All images © Andreas Gursky, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012, Sprüth Magers Berlin London)