Darren Almond, Carl Blechen

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2015
With texts by Peter Pakesch and Anna Schultz

Carl Blechen is considered one of the major exponents of German Romanticism and a pioneer of later artistic movements. For his new body of photographs, part of his Fullmoon series of works, Darren Almond decided to visit the sites and landscapes that Blechen portrayed at the beginning of the 19th century. Almond photographed these places at night, under a full moon, using only natural light and a long exposure time, allowing details usually undetectable to the human eye to be revealed.

In both Almond and Blechen’s works, the theme of time and our experience of it, is foregrounded. Almond's Fullmoon photographs encapsulate the relationship between light, space and time, visualizing these components. His use of a long exposure time creates a lyrical atmosphere that suggests key aspects of Romanticism such as the sublimity of nature, transience and solitude while translating them into a contemporary representation.

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications
Texts: Peter Pakesch and Anna Schultz
Publication date: 2015
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 30.5 x 30.5 x 1.4 cm
Pages: 59
ISBN: 978-935567-78-7

€ 40.00

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Darren Almond / Carl Blechen

An exhibition with loans from the Kunstsammlung der Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Bleibtreustraße 45, Berlin


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