German photographer Andreas Gefeller questions perception and truth, exploiting the possibilities of photography to bring into focus that which is overlooked. The featured series Soma, for example, is a direct reference to a hallucinogenic drug from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932). Now published as book by Hatje Cantz – teamed with quotes from Fernando Pessoa, Ray Bradbury and Elias Canetti – the series encompasses artificial landscapes and an imagined future. Incorporating a sense of idealism through opiate colour schemes, the images are shot in Gran Canaria, revealing brightly lit beaches and bleach white structures contrasted by encroaching black shadows. Standardisation is the central theme, reflecting upon the impending age of digitalisation and syntheticism. Gefeller’s work is in the permanent collections of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Saatchi Gallery, London, and the National Gallery of Canada, Toronto. www.andreasgefeller.com.
Private and Collective Memory
The Donata Pizzi Collection is now revealing one of the widest representation of Italian women photographers ever exhibited in the last 20 years.
FreshFaced + WildEyed 2012 at The Photographers’ Gallery – Finalists Announced
FreshFaced+WildEyed 2012 is The Photographers’ Gallery’s annual exhibition which showcases the quality and breadth of graduates’ practices from photographic courses across the UK.