ATLAS is delighted to announce that the first UK solo show of Andreas Gefeller’s work will open at the gallery this Spring.
The exhibition will showcase Gefeller’s new series of photographs The Back Side of Light alongside works from his earlier series Soma (2002), Supervisions (2008), The Japan Series (2012) and Blank (2012). Tracing Gefeller’s 20-year artistic career up to the present, we will illustrate the evolution of his vision.
At the heart of Gefeller’s photographic practice is a deep questioning of external reality, the nature of perception and how the camera can be used to reveal what lies beyond our senses. Gefeller subverts our expectations of what is real by creating images that draw out unexpected visual connections and atmospheres within every-day surroundings – whether it’s in the twining of electricity poles and cables or the spores of the Chilean araucaria branches.
In his latest body of work Gefeller focuses on natural forms and uses varying exposures to create microscopic images of their embedded structures. By taking these forms out of context, the viewer is immersed into their patterns that seem almost digitised due to the intensity of light.; the ripples of water of the dense cloud formations become stands of optic fibre or a ‘cloud’ of digital knowledge.