Florian Maier-Aichen - Contemporary Artists

Untitled (Long Beach)

Untitled (Long Beach) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Florian Maier-Aichen

Untitled (Long Beach)

2004
c-print

181.6 x 235 cm

Florian Maier-Aichen’s work appropriates the genre of landscape photography to reconsider its associations with environment, documentation, and exoticism. Using the malleability of photographic editing, Maier-Aichen’s Untitled (Long Beach) transforms a familiar view of metropolitan America into an apocalyptic wasteland. Printed in black and white, urban sprawl appears as ashy barrens, receding to foreboding ice mountains superimposed in the distance. Rendering sky and sea as empty voids, Maier-Aichen’s vision of unfolds as futuristic desert.
 
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