Vista Aérea de la Ciudad de Mexico XXVII from Terrazo

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    Pablo López Luz reinterprets the Mexican landscape in his photography, focusing on the implicit human presence within these environments. López Luz studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City before completing a master’s degree in Visual Art at NYU in 2006. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Velázquez grant from the Spanish government. He has exhibited at a number of institutions, including the ICP, New York and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris and his work is held at Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City and SFMOMA.

    Pablo López Luz has spent many years documenting every corner of his home town of Mexico City from the air for his series Terrazo 2005-07. ‘My specific intention is to re-interpret the classical notion of the Mexican landscape,’ explains López Luz. ‘This specific relationship between man and space is what brings most of my photographic work together, and is also probably the strongest viewpoint in both aesthetic and conceptual terms.’ Much like the New Topographics photographers Lewis Baltz and Robert Adams who came before him, López Luz explores the land altered by human presence but devoid of any humans. His experimentations with vantage points and framing challenge our way of engaging with a landscape. Another work from this series is held in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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    Pablo López Luz

    Mexican • 1979

    Pablo López Luz reinterprets the Mexican landscape in his photography, focusing on the implicit human presence within these environments. López Luz studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City before completing a master’s degree in Visual Art at NYU in 2006. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Velázquez grant from the Spanish government. He has exhibited at a number of institutions, including the ICP, New York and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris and his work is held at Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City and SFMOMA.

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Vista Aérea de la Ciudad de Mexico XXVII from Terrazo

2006
Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 119.8 x 119.8 cm (47 1/8 x 47 1/8 in.)
Frame: 125.8 x 125.8 cm (49 1/2 x 49 1/2 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP2 in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame. From the sold-out edition of 6 + 2 APs. This print is unique in this size.

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£10,000 - 15,000 

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