Space is very important for me but in a more abstract way. Maybe to try to understand not just that we are living in a certain building or in a certain location, but to become aware that we are living on a planet that is going at enormous speed through the universe. I read a picture not for what’s really going on there, I read it more for what is going on in our world generally.
The quote above is from famed photographer Andreas Gursky, as he explains his newest collection or work, entitled Ocean. Going beyond his wide-screen camera, Andreas has now turned to composite satellite imagery as his source material. The results are epic, stunning and full of underlying meaning.
I would love to catch this show at the Gagosian in LA, hopefully it travels east ward soon! Visit the gallery’s site here to learn more.