EDWARD BURTYNSKY "SILVER LAKE OPERATIONS #12, 2007"
Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955) is Canada's most successful photographer.
A noted filmmaker, entrepreneur and environmental advocate, Burtynsky is first known internationally for his large scale images documenting the consequences and process of using the earth's natural resources.
His images, which at times approach abstraction, present a bizarre tension between beauty and desecration.
Many works, and this is an exceptional example, show unbelievable aerial views and are presented with a level of detail normally impossible for the human eye to comprehend.
Lake Lefoy is located in Western Australia, aprox. 500 km East of Perth, and is an prime example of how the landscape is ravaged by pit mining.
While the image documents the environmental exploitation, the overall work has an incredible form and rich palette.
His work can be found in the permanent collection of countless museums including the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim, TATE Modern (London) and MoMA to mention a few.
"Silver Lake Operations #12, Lake Lefoy, Western Australia 2007"
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Digital Chromogenic Color Print
Framed with museum glass
Signed by the artist verso.
24"W 20"H (image)