Michael Wolf Artist Talk Now Available Online
On the occasion of the exhibition, The Transparent City, currently on view at Aperture Gallery, photographer Michael Wolf gave a talk last November presenting his different bodies of work throughout his career starting with how he became a photographer.
This clip below is an excerpt from his talk where Wolf presents his aesthetic of photographing architecture in both Hong Kong and Chicago. Watch as Wolf explains how the images work both as a graphic abstract depiction of the buildings and an incredibly detailed portrait of them depending on the distance you view them from. Playing with the idea of scale, he also discusses his decision to digitally enlarge the detail images of the buildings, creating pixelated portraits of the inhabitants inside these buildings.
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If you haven’t seen it yet, please come to visit Wolf’s exhibition at Aperture Gallery, on view until January 21st. The Transparent City features his large-scale color photographs of downtown Chicago’s buildings and their inhabitants examining public versus private space in the context of 21st-century urban life.