Michael Eastman, ‘Red Chairs, Rome’, 2010, Photography, Chromogenic print, Edwynn Houk Gallery
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Michael Eastman

Red Chairs, Rome, 2010

Chromogenic print
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45 × 37 in
114.3 × 94 cm
Edition of 10
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60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 7
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Location
New York
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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, ‘Red Chairs, Rome’, 2010, Photography, Chromogenic print, Edwynn Houk Gallery
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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

Red Chairs, Rome, 2010

Chromogenic print
.
45 × 37 in
114.3 × 94 cm
Edition of 10
Contact for price
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 7
Contact for price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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