Andreas Gursky

Eisläufer (ice skater) . 2021

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Gursky’s subjects –from multinational headquarters to fashion runways, a domestic interior to a political seminar– take on a scale akin to that of history painting. In so doing, Gursky gives spatial precedence to the pressing issues of our age, articulated through expansive scenes that reveal their pictorial complexity. In his new photographs, the artist elaborates upon the role of images in today’s society, addressing the paradoxical nature of the medium and its relationship to the real. As Gursky states: ‘Seeing and the imperative to find images leads me to my subjects, not the other way round.’
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