Aerial Photos of Salterns by David Burdeny


Photographer David Burdeny, whose photo of a towering iceberg we featured final month, has been engaged in one other large-scale pictures challenge. Burdeny started the sequence SALT: Fields, Plottings, and Extracts in 2015, utilizing aerial pictures to discover among the world’s most vibrant salterns in Utah, Mexico, and Australia. Gazing upon the photographs it’s tough to find out whether or not the expressive bins of color are produced with a digicam or paintbrush, or if the gestures have been made by hand or nature.

“Of their use of amorphous shapes, elongated fields of color and vertical, jagged and sinuous strains, Burdeny’s pictures recommend the painterly expressiveness of Rothko, Nonetheless, Newman, Diebenkorn and late profession Willem de Kooning,” explains an essay was written concerning the challenge.

“The impact is much less intentional than it's accessible—Modernism’s abstracted reordering of the visible panorama…permits a non-objective studying of those compositions.”

These works, together with a choice of Burdeny’s aerial pictures from Dutch flower fields, can be included within the solo exhibition Salt and Veld opening December 15th at Gilman Contemporary. The exhibition runs by means of January 20, 2017. You'll be able to see photos from Burdeny’s SALT sequence, as powerful pictures from Cuba, Russia, and Brazil on his website.