scenes showcasing man made markings in Nature. Shorelines. was Burdeny’s 2001 black and white photographic debut of etherial atmospheres depicting man’s ordered handprint in waterscapes and landscapes. Burdeny;’s architectural training combined with his years growing up in the flat Canadian prairies continues to predicate the way this artist views our structured world. For him, it is an ongoing exploration of his private connection to the places he experiences, providing a visual narrative or “bridge” between a literal translation and the feeling of the ephemeral. Through his signature reductive nature, Burdeny’s photographs present a formalized landscape we rarely see. As he often states, the glory lies not in the act of this removal or reduction, but in the experience of what is left - sublime - located in the ordinary interior space or outside scape.
VELD focuses on the annual spring growing season in Flevoland, The Netherlands, the largest tulip area in the region. Flying in an open door helicopter at 250-500 feet, Burdeny had to time the shoot precisely to capture the fields at peak bloom. The artist’s first color abstract landscapes DRIFT of 2000-2006, a series of moving and still photographic images collected during travels through Canada, France, Japan, England, Belgium and the USA, catalogued the shifting light and color of the world’s oceans and shorelines into horizontal “bands”. 16 years later, Burdeny welcomes the viewer to experience the incredible color abstraction of these ordered fields from afar and then the extreme details of the flower blooms revea
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2017 Oceans 2017, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (upcoming)
2017 Oceans, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (upcoming)
2017 Parallels and Meridians, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA (upcoming)
2017 Tulips, Gillman Contemproary, Ketchum ID. USA (upcoming)
2016 Salt, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Salt, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 2016 Salt, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2015 A Bright Future, New Work From Russia, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2015 A Decade of Landscapes, FAF Cracow, Poland.
2015 Saudade, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT 2015 Saudade, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2015 XS, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. 2014 Saudade, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2014 Saudade, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada
2013 Traces of Time, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC Canada
2013 Traces of Time, , Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada
2012 Ancora, Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel CA, Curated by Richard Gadd
2012 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Exposure 2012, Gallery, Alberta, Canada
2012 Traverse Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011 Ancora, Camera 16, Milano, Italy.
2011 Ancora, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2011 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Ancora, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Canadian, b. 1968 Winnipeg, Canada, resides in Vancouver, Canada
About David Burdeny
Canadian, b. 1968, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada