Andreas Hürlimann - Stones and sand. Photographs from seven continents.
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882
For the first time in Poland, the exhibition of Andreas Hurlimann’s Photography in NEY Gallery & Prints in Warsaw, according to an original project by curator Henryka Milczanowska, is organized in cooperation of Foundation of Polish Artists in the World and NEY Gallery & Prints in Warsaw. Andreas Hurlimann, a Swiss doctor and traveler, has photographed selected motifs of huge rock formations in many different places on seven continents of the world for almost 40 years. He is the author of over 10 thousand photographs, most of which motifs are rocks photographed in a very particular way. The exhibition will present 51 photographs characteristic of Andreas Hurlimann’s work. The most frequently chosen motifs by the author are significantly augmented rock textures, their “outer layer” rich in colors and value. From among unusual shapes and profusion of pigment colors, he picks the ones which are affected only by the light - bringing out their art forms to the fore. Hence, the photographs of Andreas Hurlimann depict true reality captured by the camera lens of an artist who is highly sensitive to beauty. This ability to perceive a remarkable moment, sometimes a very short one, is defined as an impressionistic experience of an artist who ranslates for us the realistic language of nature into artistic, abstract pictures, sometimes subtly retouched by a chiaroscuro of a deep perspective. These pictures, although captured through the eye of a camera, become paintings able to be interpreted in the language of art. The works of Andreas Hurlimann were presented numerous times in galleries in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. They are held in private collections and are continuously exhibited by the TonArt AG Gallerie near Zurich.