Archive: Andreas Gursky
Humans reduced to a blob of color – Andreas Gursky

Humans reduced to a blob of color – Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky - Kuwait Stock Exchange, 2007

Andreas Gursky - Kuwait Stock Exchange II, 2007
Andreas GurskyKuwait Stock Exchange II, 2007
Photo: Andreas Gursky/VG Bild-Kunst, Courtesy Sprüth Magers, Berlin London

About Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and professor. He is most well known for large format architecture and landscape color photos, and following the 1990’s; Gursky has been using technology and computers for editing and enhancing his photos.

Gursky is known for using an elevated vantage point as his main perspective. This allows the audience to view the scenes from a place that is both peripheral and central. Using each subject to create an unconventional geometry, he organizes the world fitting in with his personal visual logic. He began his portrayals of stock exchanges in 1990 and has continued this project throughout his career. Projects like this lead towards his visit to North Korea as well as a photos of concerts, sport events and other large-scale events.

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Sensational photos of North Korea’s mass games – Andreas Gursky

Sensational photos of North Korea’s mass games – Andreas Gursky

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Andreas GurskyPyongyang I, 2007, c-print, 307 x 215,5cm
© Andreas Gursky / VG Bild-Kunst. Courtesy: Monika Sprüth / Philomene Magers

About Andreas Gursky

Renowned for his large-format color photographs charting themes of globalized society at work and play, Andreas Gursky’s production employs the digital technology to capture and refine an astounding compilation of detail on an epic scale. The perspective in many of Gursky’s photographs is drawn from an elevated vantage point. This position enables the viewer to encounter scenes, encompassing both center and periphery, which are ordinarily beyond reach.

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Bird’s eye view. Andreas Gursky from 1980 to Present

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

About Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky (b. 1955 in Leipzig, Germany) is one of the pioneers of contemporary photography. A world-renowned art photographer who lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany represents a revaluation of realism within contemporary photography through conceptual staging and digital image editing. The German photographer (born 1955) popularised photography focusing on day to day human activity in commerce, sports, leisure and so on. His trademark photos show large formats of stock exchanges, ports, concert arenas, race tracks and other areas that hold human activity. The point of angle is usually elevated to take in as much area as possible.

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