Untitled (Long Beach)
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.