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Misha de Ridder - Riettürli, 2009

Inkjet print 
Signed and numbered on a label
Print size: 39.5 x 48 cm 
Image size: 31.5 x 40 cm
Edition of 30
The photo ‘Riettürli’ was published in Misha’s photobook ‘Abendsonne’ in 2011 (Schaden.com).
This image is also available in an edition of 3, size 180 x 230 cm.

ABOUT THE WORK
‘High in the Swiss Alps, hidden behind mountain tops covered in snow, there is a quiet lake. Inaccessible steep mountain sides, arise directly from the smooth water. The peaks play with the sun and throw dark shadows in the indefinable depths of the lake.’ – Misha de Ridder

‘To search, to disclose and to write with light is what Misha de Ridder does in his landscape photos and videos. He does not seek the comfort zone of the beautiful and picturesque, but the sublime. It is a quest for entering into a confrontation with nature as a given larger than ourselves, to re-visualize a greatness that is both realistic but also inconceivable. Landscape is a paradox: how can we hold as an image what perhaps can't be photographed, the change of light for example, or the tactility of the landscape. The greatness lifts us beyond borders we are not always able to comprehend, not mentally, nor in feeling. Landscape is not only seen, but is a multi-sensory experience with knowledge and craft.’ - Professor Erik A. de Jong, opening speech 'Solstice' FOAM, 2011

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Since de Ridder’s graduation at the Utrecht School of the Arts his work has been widely exhibited. He has exhibited at Juliette Jongma Gallery, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, PhotoEspaña, the Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Foam Amsterdam, The Museum of the City of New York and Fomu in Antwerp.

His latest work Falaise (2016) is also available in our webshop.   

If you have any questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€495,00 Incl. tax