Idris Khan - Contemporary Artists

Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gasholders

Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gasholders The Saatchi Gallery
 

Idris Khan

Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gasholders

2004
Photographic print

208 x 160 cm

The Bechers took their photos as a means to document a disappearing tradition; by grouping them according to ‘typology’ the buildings’ designs function like archetypal symbols or an architectural language. Through Khan’s translucent aggregations, structures such as ...Spherical Type Gasholders lose their commanding simplicity and rigid formalism and descend into fractured and gestural blurs. Through his photographs Khan compresses the timeline of repetition into indivisible subsuming moments and creates a poetic mutability from the fixed codes of history.
 
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