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Michael Eastman

Golden Theater #1, Buenos Aires, 2017

Chromogenic print
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Edwynn Houk Gallery
New York
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Image size: 52 x 39 inches (132.1 x 99.1 cm). Framed dimensions: 62 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches (158.1 x …

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Image size: 52 x 39 inches (132.1 x 99.1 cm). Framed dimensions: 62 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches (158.1 x 123.8 cm).

Michael Eastman
American, b. 1947
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“I’m drawn to things that either reflect light or transmit light,” self-taught photographer Michael Eastman has said of his luminous, exquisitely formal mid- to large-scale photographs of architectural spaces and exteriors, natural landscapes, vanishing American towns, and horses. Inspired by Edward Weston’s diaries and Ansel Adams’s “zone system,” he began working in black-and-white film, switching to color in the 1980s. He compares himself to a painter, wielding his camera like a brush and seeing the world as a palette, full of lush colors and textures, patinaed surfaces, and, always, light. Through precise framing, Eastman makes the overlooked extraordinary and, often, abstract. He has turned a Havana living room into a portrait of its occupant, and a Tokyo hallway into a Light & Space installation. “You can’t do more as an artist than change the way a person sees the world,” he says.

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Image size: 52 x 39 inches (132.1 x 99.1 cm). Framed dimensions: 62 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches (158.1 x …

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Image size: 52 x 39 inches (132.1 x 99.1 cm). Framed dimensions: 62 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches (158.1 x 123.8 cm).

Michael Eastman
American, b. 1947
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“I’m drawn to things that either reflect light or transmit light,” self-taught photographer Michael Eastman has said of his luminous, exquisitely formal mid- to large-scale photographs of architectural spaces and exteriors, natural landscapes, vanishing American towns, and horses. Inspired by Edward Weston’s diaries and Ansel Adams’s “zone system,” he began working in black-and-white film, switching to color in the 1980s. He compares himself to a painter, wielding his camera like a brush and seeing the world as a palette, full of lush colors and textures, patinaed surfaces, and, always, light. Through precise framing, Eastman makes the overlooked extraordinary and, often, abstract. He has turned a Havana living room into a portrait of its occupant, and a Tokyo hallway into a Light & Space installation. “You can’t do more as an artist than change the way a person sees the world,” he says.

Michael Eastman

Golden Theater #1, Buenos Aires, 2017

Chromogenic print
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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