If You Push Your Artifice Further And Further There’s No Escaping The Dead End

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Crewdson, just like Andreas Gursky, eventually pushed his artifice to the ultimate extreme, where in the end there was only artifice left. There isn’t much left to admire in his last massive Hollywood-style productions other than the very production itself, and the artist might have realized as much, going off to Italy to photograph cinema sets. In much the same way, Gursky pushed his God-like views of contemporary life further and further out, until he presented us with images of oceans, photographed from outer space, a pointless artifice that had me cringe when I saw it in person…

via Conscientious Photography Magazine.

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  1. scott rex Ely

    Seems like more of a comment on the arbitors of fine art phortography than about the artists themselves.