For his latest series, "Visions of a Fractal Landscape," Bechtler was inspired by the topography of his adopted country. The results are manipulated fragments of the untamed, natural habitat found near one of South Carolina’s barrier islands printed in jarring combinations of vibr
For his third solo showing with the New Gallery of Modern Art, Andreas Bechtler created a new series of landscape photographs. Similar to previous photographic series featuring miniature objects in the landscape, Visions of a Fractal Landscape is inspired by the topography of his adopted country. The results are manipulated fragments of the untamed, natural habitat found near one of South Carolina’s barrier islands printed in jarring combinations of vibrant colors.
Bechtler succinctly describes his latest photographic endeavor as,
This series illustrates a landscape on Isle of Palms, South Carolina in its ever changing appearance through time.
Its core stays the same but its manifestation varies every moment like the clouds in the sky.
The visions are fractal evolving symmetries, repetitions at different scales and colors.
Born into a family of art collectors, Bechtler seemed destined for an art-filled life. As an art collector and entrepreneur, as well as an artist, he purchased his first artwork at just 16. After the death of his parents, he inherited an extensive collection of modern art, which he later decided to share through the creation of Charlotte’s Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.