Signed and numbered on a label
Image:31,5 x 40 cm (paper: 39.5 x 48 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
Misha de Ridder (1971, NL) is a visual artist working mainly with photography and video, based in Amsterdam. His work has been widely exhibited amongst others at Coda Museum, FoMu Photo Museum Antwerp, Museum of the City of New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and at Foam.
De Ridder published several monographs: Sightseeing (2000), Wilderness (2003), Abendsonne (2011), Dune (2011), Solstice (2012) and Falaise (2016).
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
Most photo prints have a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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