Edward Burtynsky

Born in Canada in 1955. Lives and works in Toronto. Recent exhibitions include: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Australian Centre for Photography, Melbourne; Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian; Gemeentemuseum Helmond.

Edward Burtynsky

Photo: Jim Panou

Edward Burtynsky’s body of work is largely concerned with industry’s ability to modify nature. However, these induced alterations are contradictorily and tensely caught between the need to consume and its consequences on the world; between the success of progress and its effects. According to the artist himself, his images function as metaphors for our existence: a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear, based on the certainty that, whether consciously or unconsciously, our progress causes suffering in the world.

Oxford Tire Pile #2, 1999

Fotografía. Ed. 1/5 101,6 x 127 cm

Auto. Dream & Matter
14
May
2009
20
Sep
2009

An exhibition that analyzes the automobile culture as a creative landscape.

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