Category Archives: Art Photography

Andreas Gursky on The Art Channel

An artist working in photography, Gursky produces large prints using a digital editing process incorporating multiple images of the same subject. Disrupting conventions of perspective and proportion, his photographs immerse the viewer in the contemporary world of globalisation, architecture, commerce and travel. These pictures resemble the scale of paintings while pulling us into a dizzying experience where apparent ‘photographic’ facts are often invented and manipulated. The power of these artworks lies in the meeting of familiarity and oddity.

Advertisements

Modern Portraits at The National Portrait Gallery on The Art Channel

Why do artists still make portraits and what do these images tell us about the sitters? The Art Channel investigates in a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London.

 

Magical Surfaces at Parasol Unit, filmed by The Art Channel

The Art Channel visits an exhibition investigating the ‘Uncanny’ in Art Photography. We look at the sensation of both strangeness and familiarity in an image. Focussing on individual works by Sonja Braas, David Claerbout, Julie Monaco and Joel Sternfeld, the film explores how ‘magical surfaces’ arise from photographs which are animated, invented and staged.