Gursky’s work has always been hard for me to emotionally connect with, I’m not sure why. But that being said, I’ve also always thought of it as significant so I figured I’d throw it out there and see what ya’ll think? Does it have an impact on you?
“Andreas Gursky’s large-scale color photographs of landscapes, buildings, and masses of people have been likened to paintings. Gursky studied with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1980s, where he honed his fascination with the ways people live in the world and how their existence impacts their surroundings. In the early 1990s he began using digital tools to heighten formal elements and circumvent the limits of perspective in his pictures” According to Matthew Marks Gallery
And I found some new Conor Harrington paintings on Dazed Digital that I wanted to share, where he “effortlessly blends themes and periods from history, with present day references and cultural significance, to create mash-ups which are rich in dialogue and detail. From walls, to tunnels, to his up-coming show, Conor likes to switch things-up. He is part old school with new school cool, and this new body of work is set to bring him to the attention of an even wider audience.”