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  • Provenance

    Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne

  • Artist Biography

    Edward Burtynsky

    Canadian • 1955

    Universally termed 'industrial landscapes', Edward Burtynsky's photographs are rooted in the complex, symbiotic and, at times, destructive relationship we have with the earth. In depicting his subjects, Burtynsky balances an exacting, documentarian objectivity with a breathtakingly finessed beauty. His oversized works, whose subjects include quarries in Vermont, shipyards in China and oil refineries in Canada, have a sense of grandiosity and monumentality. There is an initial visual appeal of vibrant colors, details and scale; however, on closer inspection, the environmental dilemma unfolds. They are introspective and meditative, capturing a 'contemplative moment' where landscapes provide visual and emotional resonance.

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Dryland Farming #13, Monegros County, Aragon, Spain

2010
Digital chromogenic print.
122 x 162.6 cm (48 x 64 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/6 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

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Photographs

London 8 May 2014 4pm