Best known for his large format color photographs of architecture and landscape, Gursky is one of the most praised contemporary European photographers. He lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he is also a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Before the 1990s, Andreas Gursky did not digitally manipulate his images. In the years since, Gursky has been relying on computers to edit and enhance his pictures, creating an art of spaces larger than the subjects photographed, which became his very own and unique artistic signature.
Visually, Gursky is drawn to large, anonymous, man-made spaces – high-rise facades at night, office lobbies, stock exchanges, the interiors of big box retailers, etc.
“Try to understand not just that we are living in a certain building or in a certain location, but to become aware that we are living on a planet that is going at enormous speed through the universe. For me it’s more a synonym. I read a picture not for what’s really going on there, I read it more for what is going on in our world generally.” Andreas Gursky
Featured Andreas Gursky photographs (chronologically):
99 Cent, 1999
Kuwait Stock Exchange II, 2008
Les Mées, 2016
Politics II, 2020
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