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01.06.2011

 

Landscapes Escaped by Antoine Wagner : light, vastness, transience... photos on GoSee

“What really fascinated me about Iceland was the light, the width and the extreme light conditions of summer and winter, when it never gets dark or daylight never comes to full blossom.” Antoine Wagner

Music, travels and nostalgia are the biggest inspirations to photographer Antoine Wagner. The two former take the most credit in his ‘Landscapes Escaped’ series, which led him into the long ranges of Iceland.

With ‘Landscapes Escaped’, the Munich-based HENN GALERIE presents 18 photographs that were taken on his journeys. The photographer succeeded in capturing the perishable nature of Iceland and Alaska’s landscapes. Always conscious about the fact that the landscapes are subject to destruction due to the influence of mankind or nature itself. The impression is intensified through the analogue film materials’ grainy nature. Muted colours and high contrast emphasise the constantly changing landscape.

Antoine on his motivation: “In the end, however, it was the images of the snow turned black by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano – which is just receiving another layer of ash from the Grímsvötn volcano – that motivated my desire to discover Iceland – now.”

Antoine Wagner was born in 1982 in the United States. He grew up in Germany, the United Kingdom and France. He lives and works in Paris and New York. Besides his artist photo series he has collaborated with brands such as Armani, Heimstone, K-Swiss, Julian Louie and Julien David both on photo and film projects since 2009. Antoine Wagner is currently working on the screenplay for his first feature movie and finishing a documentary about French band Phoenix.

The private view is on Tuesday, the 7th of June 2011 at 7pm. Antoine will be present.


Antoine Wagner | Landscapes Escaped
Henn Galerie
08 June – 27 July 2011
Private view: Tuesday, 07 June 2011, 7pm
Antoine will be present
Augustenstr. 54, 80333 Munich
Tue - Fri 1pm-7pm and Sat 10am - 4pm

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by  Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by  Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by  Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by  Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by  Antoine Wagner

HENN GALERIE: Landscapes Escaped by Antoine Wagner