German-born Sebastian Weiss (b. 1971) lives and works in Hamburg, where, in 2013, he became a photo columnist for Architectural Digest Germany. Having studied constructional engineering at the Technical University of Dresden, and technology and design at the University of the Arts in Berlin, he has shaped a unique photographic practice over the last seven years. With a passion for concrete aesthetics and the beauty found in urban landscapes, the artist focuses on specific details in an attempt to free buildings from their spatial contexts. Each photograph is an interaction of forms, materials and structures that result in clean, flowing lines and monumental perspectives. Weiss’s brilliant blue skylines are cut up by solid grey geometry: a relationship between function and balance. Each city has its own architectural language, and the images seek to capture their syntax and stylistic edge. www.le-blanc.com.
5 To See: This Weekend
22-23 July. Offering a global perspective on digital and societal changes, these exhibitions document the pivotal transitions of an era.
Dusseldorf Photography: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Ben Brown Fine Arts
Bernd and Hilla Becher are best known for their heavy-contrast photographs featuring formalist architecture beneath overcast skies, having championed the German ‘New Objectivity’ style.