Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta
15,3 x 17,8 cm
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered on a seperate label
ABOUT THE WORK
Mark Dorf explores how digital technology, visual language, and science determine our relationship with nature. The images that form the basis of his sculptures and installations were made in Botanical Gardens in The Bronx and Brooklyn. They are characterized by deliberately visible gradients, basic Photoshop tools like clone stamp and other digital blending effects. By revealing the digital make-up of his work, Dorf shows exactly what a botanical garden sometimes tries to hide, namely that it is a man-made structure, an imitation of an idea of what we believe nature to be. According to Dorf there is no longer any untouched landscape, unaffected by human beings. He sees physical nature, the built environment and the digital world not as separate and opposing entities, but as a synthetic whole.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Mark Dorf is a New York based artist whose creative practice employs a mixture of photography, digital media, and sculpture. In his most recent work, Dorf explores society’s perceptions of-, and interactions with the digital domain, urban and architectual environments, and the “Natural Landscape”. With an interest in technology and science, he scrutinizes and examines the influence of the information age in order to understand our curious habitation of the 21st century world.
Dorf has exhibited internationally at the Houston Center for Photography, Houston, 2020; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR, 2020; Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR, 2019; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE, 2018; Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2020, 2017; Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2017, 2015; Division Gallery, Toronto, CA, 2015; The Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, Peru, 2014; Mobile World Centre, Barcelona, ES, 2014; and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, 2013. Dorf’s work is included in the Foam Photography Museum Permanent Collection, the Fidelity Investments Collection, and the Deutsche Bank Collection, amongst others.
Dorf was one of the Foam Talents of 2017 and his work was part of the Foam Talent exhibition that was on display at Foam until November 12th 2017.
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
This photo print has 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 is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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