photo-eye Gallery Portfolios: Michael Lange's WALD and FLUSS photo-eye Gallery is excited to open WALD/FLUSS, an exhibition of landscape photographs from Michael Lange opening on Friday, August 28th. Lange will be in attendance signing copies of his two books WALD and FLUSS, both published by Hatje Cantz.
|WALD | Landscapes of Memory #6678 - Michael Lange|
photo-eye Gallery is excited to open WALD/FLUSS, an exhibition of landscape photographs from German photographer Michael Lange. Opening on Friday, August 28th, the photo-eye Gallery exhibition is his first solo show in the United States. Lange will be in attendance signing copies of his two books WALD and FLUSS, both published by Hatje Cantz.
Translating to “forest” and “river,” the large format color photographs of WALD/FLUSS explore the natural world with compelling subtly and particular interest in the capacity of these landscapes to act as conduit for the human subconscious. In both series one is struck with the sensation of encountering these landscapes on one’s own, existing in the presence of the wild and untamed, the constant force of change in the landscape.
|R2689, 2012 - Michael Lange|
Speaking with Erin Azouz in 2014, Lange described the origins of the WALD series like this: “All together WALD was a slow process, a kind of incremental. This was my first landscape project. A personal approach was needed, a photographic language demanded. So over weeks and month I literally let myself get lost deeper and deeper into the woods and tried many different techniques, perspectives and approaches.”
|WALD | Landscapes of Memory #0252 - Michael Lange|
Transitioning from the forest to the river, Lange felt an instant attraction to this new landscape as well as a recognition of its representational and figurative reach: “I was instantly fascinated by the wild, jungle-like landscape. The lonely harshness of the almost rejecting winter nature attracted me strongly. I could see a deep beauty in the dripping colorlessness and dark desolation and I loved it from the very first moment. It was a perfect piece of art in its own, nothing missing.”
|R3498, 2012 - Michael Lange|
Soft and painterly, the images in WALD and FLUSS possess an atmospheric aspect akin to memory. Presented side by side, these two bodies of work present a vision of the natural world both dichotomous in the variation of stillness and movement and unified in their deft conjuring of interior spaces. The images of WALD and FLUSS seem especially reflection of the internal landscape, resonant with feelings that are deeply known if impossible to articulate.
View the WALD portfolio
View FLUSS portfolio
Read Erin Azouz's interview with Lange on WALD
Read Erin Azouz's interview with Lange on FLUSS
Purchase a signed copy of the book WALD
Purchase a signed copy of the book FLUSS
For more information, and to purchase prints please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly at 505-988-5152 x 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org