5 Apr 2018, by SydneySchelvis
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April 14 to May 26, Berndnaut Smilde's photographs of artificial clouds will be on display in the Winston Wächter Gallery. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, April 14, 12:00 to 2:00pm. For more information please visit the official website.
Berndnaut Smilde creates surreal photographs by fabricating temporary cloud formations in architectural and external spaces. Each formation is unique and develops based on the conditions added to that specific environment. The immediate reaction of disbelieve is quickly replaced with a sense of wonder for these anthropomorphized cloud forms.
His images are intentionally devoid of objects, removing any sense of time, leaving only the photograph to document the event. By manipulating nature and placing a recognizable imagery in an unnatural setting, he asks us to question our preconceived notions of the world around us and our relationship with it.
Artist Berndnaut Smilde was born in 1978 in Groningen, The Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Smilde’s work consists of installations, sculptures, and photography.
Smilde explores the physical de-construction and re-construction of materials; light, space, atmosphere, and experience in relation to his architectural environment, creating a new moment between the realms of reality and the temporal.
Winston Wächter is a fine art gallery and art consulting firm with exhibition spaces in Seattle and New York City. The gallery specializes in the acquisition and placement of contemporary and 20th Century works of art.
Established in 1995 by Stacey Winston Levitan and Christine Wächter-Campbell, the gallery’s mission is to assist clients with the intricacies of acquiring works of art. Stacey and Christine bring with them a depth of knowledge and over twenty years of experience in the art community.
The gallery represents over thirty contemporary artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. In addition to gallery artists, Winston Wächter Fine Art also assists in secondary market placement of modern and contemporary masters.