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Phillips
Medium

Ryan Foerster embraces chance and the transformative effects of time, weather, and other organic processes in abstract photographs that range from ethereal to tempestuous. In works like Hurricane/ Julie Shower (2006-2012), Foerster places photosensitive paper outdoors, leaving the reactive tabula rasas to interact with sun, rain, dirt, leaves, and insects. The resulting compositions—sometimes built over several years—are richly hued and layered with spontaneous, alchemic gestures that resemble bonfires, celestial bodies, and starbursts. In the tradition of camera-less photography championed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray (and continued by Foerster’s contemporaries like Sam Falls and Jack Siegel), Foerster explores the formal potential of transfiguration, evolution, and decay.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
B [L] A C KRIBORDY THETAZ
2014
Artadia 15th Anniversary ExhibitionLonghouse Projects
2013
RYAN FOERSTER, Want and DigestRIBORDY THETAZ
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Two works: (i-ii) Untitled

Metallic toned black and white photograph
23 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
60.2 × 50.1 cm
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P
Phillips
Medium

Ryan Foerster embraces chance and the transformative effects of time, weather, and other organic processes in abstract photographs that range from ethereal to tempestuous. In works like Hurricane/ Julie Shower (2006-2012), Foerster places photosensitive paper outdoors, leaving the reactive tabula rasas to interact with sun, rain, dirt, leaves, and insects. The resulting compositions—sometimes built over several years—are richly hued and layered with spontaneous, alchemic gestures that resemble bonfires, celestial bodies, and starbursts. In the tradition of camera-less photography championed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray (and continued by Foerster’s contemporaries like Sam Falls and Jack Siegel), Foerster explores the formal potential of transfiguration, evolution, and decay.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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