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Florian Maier-Aichen, Halbes Bild (Half a Picture), 2014, gelatin silver print, 61 × 49 1/4".

Florian Maier-Aichen

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Florian Maier-Aichen, Halbes Bild (Half a Picture), 2014, gelatin silver print, 61 × 49 1/4".

In the most recent phase of his ongoing exploration of the photographic medium, Florian Maier-Aichen travels simultaneously forward and backward in time, filtering the conventions of Romantic landscape painting through contemporary image-processing technology, and pursuing abstraction via physical and optical methods associated with both pre- and post-darkroom techniques and aesthetics. In his fourth solo appearance at this gallery, the German artist continued to apply his mix-and-match approach, presenting a spare installation of large prints, all, bar one, in lush, sometimes eccentric color. The show’s seven works were also linked by a concern with depth of field, the landscapes offering epic panoramas marked by a level of detail impossible to achieve without manipulation, the abstracts playing with focus to usher the viewer onto subtly shifting ground. Maier-Aichen’s advances

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