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Richard Mosse

Irish, b. 1980

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Richard Mosse

Irish, b. 1980

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Photographer and filmmaker Richard Mosse focuses on war-torn regions, capturing the effects of conflict on landscapes and people in lush, cinematic images. Mosse situates his practice between documentary journalism and contemporary art practice, explaining that he seeks to represent the unrepresentable in order to “help us begin to describe, and thereby account for, what exists at the limits of human articulation.” The current American-Iraqi war and the ongoing rebel conflict in the Eastern Congo are among the conflicts Mosse has recorded. He is best known for “Infra” (2010-11), a series of luridly colored, large-scale photographs of the fighters, inhabitants, and landscapes of the Eastern Congo. By shooting with Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared surveillance film that renders greens into acid pinks and reds, Mosse offers a searing, psychedelic vision of the warscape and those who suffer within it.

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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - Korea, and 1 more
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Biography

Photographer and filmmaker Richard Mosse focuses on war-torn regions, capturing the effects of conflict on landscapes and people in lush, cinematic images. Mosse situates his practice between documentary journalism and contemporary art practice, explaining that he seeks to represent the unrepresentable in order to “help us begin to describe, and thereby account for, what exists at the limits of human articulation.” The current American-Iraqi war and the ongoing rebel conflict in the Eastern Congo are among the conflicts Mosse has recorded. He is best known for “Infra” (2010-11), a series of luridly colored, large-scale photographs of the fighters, inhabitants, and landscapes of the Eastern Congo. By shooting with Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared surveillance film that renders greens into acid pinks and reds, Mosse offers a searing, psychedelic vision of the warscape and those who suffer within it.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
National Gallery of Victoria
Group
Group show at a major institution
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - Korea, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse’s Chilling Photos of the Refugee Crisis
Feb 13th, 2017
Richard Mosse’s Chilling Photos of the Refugee Crisis
2014’s Prize-Winning Artists
Jan 19th, 2015
2014’s Prize-Winning Artists
Ten Trending Artists at ARCOmadrid
Feb 18th, 2014
Ten Trending Artists at ARCOmadrid
Interview: Richard Mosse on his Moving Images of Congolese Rebels
May 30th, 2013
Interview: Richard Mosse on his Moving Images of Congolese Rebels
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