Michael Reisch - Photographs London Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Zurich

  • Exhibited

    Unbestimmheitsstellen - Zur Genese des fotografischen Bildes, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, 22 April - 23 September 2012
    Michael Reisch: Selected Works, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, 29 September - 24 November 2013
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  • Literature

    H. Kunder et. al., Michael Reisch: Selected Works, Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2013, pp. 16, 17
    B. Stiegler, Photographische Portraits, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2015, pp. 196, 201, black-and-white variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    In Landscape 10/005, Michael Reisch presents the Matterhorn, instantly recognisable as an emblem of the Alps, as the archetypal mountain. Erasing all signs of social infrastructure such as alpine trails and huts, and rendering the sky as a white backdrop, Reisch isolates the mountain from its context. The resulting photograph looks real but feels not quite right.

    The ambiguity of scale and perspective achieved through his digital manipulations heightens the two-dimensionality of the image. In Reisch’s deconstructed reality, the formal elements – triangular shapes and symmetry – take centre stage. His formal approach to image-making creates a tension between real and artificial, challenging us to see a landscape in a new way.

    A former student of Bernd Becher at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Reisch has exhibited internationally and his work is held in many prominent collections, including Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Los Angeles County Museum; and UBS Art Collection.



Landscape 10/005

Chromogenic print, Diasec mounted.
Image/Sheet: 180 x 246 cm (70 7/8 x 96 7/8 in.)
Frame: 185 x 251.2 cm (72 7/8 x 98 7/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 8/8 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

This work is number 8 from the sold-out edition of 8 + 2 AP. This image exists only in this size and edition.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,000

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London Auction 2 November 2017