Andreas Gursky’s distinctive large-scale colour photographs are the result of the artist’s incisive critical look at the effect of capitalism and globalisation on contemporary life. Gursky studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, Germany in the
Andreas Gursky (*1955) is considered one of the most important photographers in the world, an artist who has expanded the boundaries of the photographic medium like few before him. His complex, large-format images—some of which have attained iconic status—show spectacular landscapes and elaborate interiors, combining technical virtuosity with a painterly eye. His work casts a relentless gaze on the age of globalization, rigorously dissecting the effects of modernity. The Dusseldorf-based…
Photos aren't fiction, right? Andreas Gursky's photographic art will make you doubt your eyes - and the way you view images in our world of info overload. His unique works are on display in his hometown of Dusseldorf.
The German über-photographer Andreas Gursky was the perfect pre-9/11 artist. He excelled at portraying the border-to-border, edgeless hum and busy obliviousness of modern life, what Francis Fukuyama ridiculously declared “the end of history,” G [...]