19 June – 6 September 2015
Darren Almond will exhibit ‘Amalfi Sketchbook’ (2014), a series of photographs based on the work of the German landscape painter Carl Blechen, which Blecen produced in South Italy in 1830. Almond has transformed these masterly sketches of narrow alleys flooded with light, picturesque groups of trees and scenic architecture into photography.
Almond's photographs, mainly taken during full moon, were produced using exposure over a prolonged period, giving them an etherial sense of timelessness. As visual records, they seem to contain time itself and convey the mystery of a past 'Romantic' notion of the landscape, but here translated to the present day.
In Graz, Almond’s photographs are presented in juxtaposition with pages from Austrian landscape painter Thomas Ender’s Italian sketchbook, created between 1819 and 1823.
The exhibition is curated by Peter Pakesch.
‘Darren Almond: Amalfi Sketchbook'
Neue Galerie Graz
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Darren Almond ‘Amalfi Sketchbook VI’ 2014,
Bromsilberdruck 150 x 120 cm © the artist, courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin/Paris