Carlo Valsecchi: Lumen

Carlo Valsecchi: Lumen
Library Shelf Location 18.VALS
Publication Date 2009
Description From monumental industrial architecture to the interiors of strange machines, from night views of cities flickering like active volcanoes to gleaming high-tech laboratories, from neat boxes of fruits or vegetables to the sprawling agro-industrial farmlands of Argentina—Carlo Valsecchi alternates between the near and the far, between precise figuration and poetic abstraction. His large-format photographs, devoid of human presence, often take unexpected vantage points, which, while initially destabilizing our perception, then encourage us to engage more actively with the image. Although much of his work is clearly within the strong tradition of the industrial landscape developed by the German school (Becher, Gursky), Valsecchi has found his own expressive register, tending toward the monochrome. The special qualities of the images have to do with the extremely soft palette and nuanced chromatic scale, features that sharply differentiate his photographs from mainstream color practice. Painterly in its sensibility, Valsecchi's work evokes the pictorial grandeur of American Abstract Expressionism.
ISBN 9783775724104
Quantity 1
Pages 192
Authors William A Ewing, Nathalie Herschdorfer
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Carlo Valsecchi
Category Photography
Keyword Monochrome
Artist's Nationality Italian
Language English

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