“I’m not interested in
view of the world...
in a painterly view.”
I’m not going to be one of those people that act like they know everything about art and know of every artist out there by saying I had heard of Andreas Gursky before this exhibition. In fact it was my dad - who lives in New Zealand - who told me about it. “There is a German photographer’s work being shown at the Hayward Gallery in London which you should go see,” he said. So, I went to see the exhibition this weekend and really enjoyed it, so much that I want to go back and even more so that I decided to blog about it.
Displayed across two and a half floors in the newly renovated Hayward Gallery, Gursky’s show is the first show held inside the building since 2015. His photographs are so big that seeing them online don’t do justice to their vast beauty. Some of Gursky’s prints span over three metres in length, sometimes making you feel as though you are falling into the photograph.
This exhibition is truly impressive and is worth all the hype! I left Gursky’s show feeling extremely inspired and refuelled with a creative energy I thought I had lost. If you live in London or are visiting, make sure you check it out before it ends. Book your tickets online before hand to avoid waiting hours to buy door tickets.
See Andreas Gursky's work at the Hayward Gallery from January 25 - April 22; southbankcentre.co.uk