EDWARD BURTYNSKY "SILVER LAKE OPERATIONS #15, 2007"
Edward Burtynsky is one of Canada’s most internationally acclaimed photographers.
He is well-known for his captivating, and curiously beautiful, large-scale photographs documenting the ramifications of industrial production on nature.
The recipient of many prestigious international awards, Burtynsky creates photographs of human inflicted environmental catastrophe that are hauntingly beautiful. As such, he often sets up a strange dichotomy of attraction and repulsion in his photographs.
With this highly-abstract image, with its painterly composition, the viewer is left with a sense of unease once understanding what is being depicted.
This piece is an aerial photograph of Lake Lefroy in Western Australia, from the artist's "Mining" series
It is a paradigm of this dialogue between beauty and devastation which is at the centre of his photographic output.
His work is represented in over 50 museum collections around the world ranging from The National Gallery of Canada, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, to Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Bibliothèque National, Paris.
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“Silver Lake Operations #15, Lake Lefroy, Western Austrailia, 2007”
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Digital Chromogenic Color Print, Edition 8/15
Framed with museum glass
Signed by the artist on label verso.
16”W 20”H (image)
21”W 25”H (framed)