Saturday, 10 March 2012

MICHAL ZURALSKI: CELESTIAL TEXTURE

Michal Zuralski: engineer, porter, part-time photographer, my co-hitcher for a month.
Born Lubawa, Poland 1979. Lives and works in London, England.

These photographs of the Farnborough Airshow in 2010 are so striking for their rich, painterly description of the the clouds against the sharp geometry of the airshow's prefab architecture. The tiny planes seem entangled in their densely textured and ominously dark expanse of the sky - in some cases we almost lose sight of them.

I love these photographs - if ever the RitterZuralski gallery took off, these would be the first works exhibited! (Perhaps alongside other works by Millet and Titchner...?)
















Mark Wallinger, Fly, 2000

“It would be difficult to name a class of landscape, in which the sky is not the ‘key note’, the standard of ‘scale’ and the chief ‘organ of sentiment’...the sky is the source of light in nature – and governs everything”
John Constable, Letter to Fisher, October 23rd 1821



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