Gregory Crewdson, ‘Untitled’, 2004, Gagosian Gallery

About Gregory Crewdson

In suburban settings or on elaborately detailed sets of American homes, interiors, and neighborhoods, Gregory Crewdson stages haunting, cinematic photos of alienation and eerie quietude. “I’ve always been interested in wanting to construct the world in photographs,” he has said. Crewdson’s work combines the documentary style of William Eggleston and Walker Evans with a dreamlike quality reminiscent of such filmmakers as Stephen Spielberg and David Lynch. Yet unlike those directors, Crewdson is compelled by how the still image freezes time and sets limitations, “like a story that is forever frozen in between moments, before and after, and always left as a kind of unresolved question,” he describes. His quietly disturbing American settings, with their immaculately staged lighting and somber, solitary figures, are often seen as functioning in conversation with the works of Edward Hopper.

American, b. 1962, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Bookshop Features, Gagosian Shop, New York
Human Condition, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles