Florian Maier-Aichen, ‘Der Spaziergang (Green, White and Blue)’, 2011, The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist, 303 Gallery, New York and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / New York / Tokyo.

Florian Maier-Aichen’s work aims to reimagine the practice of photography. In this piece, Der Spaziergang (Green, White and Blue)—which translates to “The Walk”—the artist combines different methods of image production, including photography and painting. To create this piece he drew on transparent cells commonly used in animation, mixed them with watercolors, and then photographed them to create minimalist forms that make up a newly imagined landscape. –Courtesy of The Kitchen

Framed, framed dimensions: 25 3/8 x 22 3/4 inches

Signature: Verso

Image rights: Image © The Artist, Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / New York / Tokyo.

About Florian Maier-Aichen

Florian Maier-Aichen's altered landscape photographs celebrate the wonder and invention of visual creation, looking back at the history of early photography and German Romantic painting. Employing an exhaustive range of staged effects, such as double exposures and light leaks, and computer and hand adjustments on top of traditional techniques, Maier-Aichen produces seamless photographs that do not reveal their intricate compositions. His painterly landscapes, often locales of the American West and Europe, such as the Hollywood Hills, snowy mountains, and fjords, function like vintage postcards, closer to idealized drawing than documentation.

German, b. 1973, Stuttgart, Germany