From the beginning of his career, Luigi Ghirri used his camera to render the familiar strange. Through pioneering use of color and remarkable compositions he grounded his imagery in the visual language of everyday reality.

“Photographs become our impossible landscape, without scale, without a geographic order to orient us; a tangle of monuments, lights, thoughts, objects, moments, analogies from our landscape of the mind, which we seek out, even unconsciously, every time we look out a window, into the openness of the outside world, as if they were the points of an imaginary compass that indicates a possible direction.”

Featuring thirty-four vintage color photographs made between 1970 and 1989, the Luigi Ghirri exhibition includes landscapes from Italy, where the artist was born and spent most of his life, as well as from Austria and France.

Luigi Ghirri – The Impossible Landscape

Matthew Marks Gallery

New York

26.2.2016 – 30.4.2016



© Estate of Luigi Ghirri. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.


/ by Kim Poorters /