PÉTER HERENDI: GEO-GRAPHIC
Art9 Gallery
1092 Budapest, Ráday utca 47.
art9.hu
27 October – 6 November 2020

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Péter Herendi: Geo-Graphic No. 257, digital print, 20 x 20 cm

Revisiting a theme of my mentor, Gábor Kerekes, I searched for signs of human activity on satellite images of Earth, with photographic reproducibility being a special concern. Copied from the monitor with digital and analogue means, the images of these agricultural and industrial areas look like artistic compositions. The patterns and formal variety of lands cultivated or neglected, the graphic quality of the lines, are reminiscent of prints. The graphic quality is further enhanced by the images appearing in graphite grey on metallic paper. The intentional oversaturation lends a painterliness to the pieces of the industrial series.

Also exhibited are pictures printed on sheet film, argentotypes, and anthracotypes.