ANDREAS GEFELLER: MAPPING PERCEPTION
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We are delighted to announce that the first UK solo show of Andreas Gefeller’s work will open in October.
To view the exhibition catalogue please click here. Click here for our online display. For a 3D virtual tour of the exhibition click here.
The exhibition will showcase Gefeller’s new series of photographs The Other Side of Light alongside works from his earlier series: Soma (2000), Supervisions (2002-2015), The Japan Series (2010) and Blank (2010-2016). 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 detailed 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. This way the ripples of water or the dense cloud formations become strands of optic fibre or a ‘cloud’ of digital knowledge.
Gefeller’s images are almost always the result of a painstaking process of combining hundreds of shots into one single image, resulting in works of impressive scale and most amazing wealth of details which fully unlock only before the viewer’s eye.