CITYREPORT New York
Photos by: GCid
Published: May 2012
Just as history painters of previous centuries found their subjects in the realities of everyday life, Gursky finds inspiration in his own spontaneous visual experience and through reports of global phenomena in the daily media. The resulting pictures have a formal congruence deriving from a bold and edgy dialogue between photography and painting, empirical observation and artfulness, conceptual rigor and spontaneity, representation and abstraction. Gursky’s world view fuses the flux of life and nature with the stillness of metaphysical reflection.
[ Source text: http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/andreas-gursky--november-04-2011 ]