Tuesday, February 5, 2008

B. Anderson "Dark Forest Series"

Kasimir Malevich, "Black Square", Oil on Canvas, 1915

I stumbled onto B. Anderson's photography yesterday and I'm a sucker for photography that is related to or inspired by painting (and vice versa). B. Anderson is a Canadian photographer whose "dark forest series - 2005" was especially interesting to me. The statement for the series reads, "This series was first inspired by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich's 1915 painting, "Black Square". The thick, cracked black paint that showed the white canvas underneath made the viewer crave to see the representation that may be shwoing in those cracks. In fact the painting's purpose was to reduce the figurative process to the point where it cancelled itself out."

B. Anderson images from "dark forest series - 2005"

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