11 years in the making, Somewhere I Have Never Travelled features large scale, painterly lumen prints composed of a total of 252 sheets of dead stock photo paper and discarded flowers from the San Francisco Flower Mart.

The abstracted moments depicted in these photograms are at once immediate and fleeting. Moments …

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Self-taught photographer Robert Canali creates photographs that highlight the physical and chemical properties of illumination and encourage new ways of understanding color. Beams of refracted light form the basis of his artworks, which expand upon studies of luminosity by artists like Caravaggio, Dan Flavin, and Henri Matisse. By adding pigments to photographs, Canali exposes underlying light effects and the full color spectrum, revealing both the presence and absence of light in his works. His series “In Dust,” for example, includes photographs that possess hazy, pastel hues and one black-and-white image. The single black-and-white photo in the otherwise colorful series serves as an index that the viewer can reference to further understand the transformative powers and subjective qualities of light.

Flora Study N.5, 2017

Partially fixed lumen prints, 12 sheets of expired Ilford black and white fiber paper, processed with exhausted Ilford fixer, refuse flowers from the San Francisco Flower Mart
80 × 48 in
203.2 × 121.9 cm
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$7,000
Location
San Francisco
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11 years in the making, Somewhere I Have Never Travelled features large scale, painterly lumen …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included

Self-taught photographer Robert Canali creates photographs that highlight the physical and chemical properties of illumination and encourage new ways of understanding color. Beams of refracted light form the basis of his artworks, which expand upon studies of luminosity by artists like Caravaggio, Dan Flavin, and Henri Matisse. By adding pigments to photographs, Canali exposes underlying light effects and the full color spectrum, revealing both the presence and absence of light in his works. His series “In Dust,” for example, includes photographs that possess hazy, pastel hues and one black-and-white image. The single black-and-white photo in the otherwise colorful series serves as an index that the viewer can reference to further understand the transformative powers and subjective qualities of light.

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