Tuesday, November 28, 2006

encompassing composites

In this series, Idris Khan aggregates the work of renowned artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, famous for their vast photographic collections of buildings and industrial sites.

Idris Khan every. Bernd and Hilla Becher Spherical type Gasholders2004photographic print (framed)208 x 160 cm

"it's obviously not about re-photographing the photographs to make exact copies, but to intervene and bring a spectrum of feelings - warmth, humour, anxiety - to what might otherwise be considered cool aloof image. You can see the illusion of my hand in the layering. It looks like a drawing. It's not systematic or uniform. The opacity of every layer is a different fallible, human decision".

Idris Khan every...Bernd and Hilla Becher Prison type Gasholders 2004photographic print (framed)208 x 160 cm

Idris Khan, every...Bernd and Hilla Becher Gable sided Houses 2004photographic print (framed)208 x 160 cm

Image taken from the saatchi-gallery

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