Massimo Vitali at M+B

Sacred Russian Pool, Turkey, 2009, C-Print on diasec edition of 6, 72 x 86 inches (180 x 220 cm)

I’m a little obsessed with these photos. A reference no doubt will be drawn to Andreas Gursky‘s work but its interesting to know that Massimo Vitali who was born in Como, Italy in 1944 is ten years younger and though he took a break from still photography to work as a cinematographer in the 80’s, his work is focused on a repeated landscape and also has a layer of political thought and process to it. The images are also stunning and make you want to stand still and reconsider. Can’t wait to see these ones in person. The show at M+B Gallery in West Hollywood will feature new work from 2009 and 2010 and includes eight large-scale color photographs from Austria, Croatia, Sicily and Turkey. The exhibition opens September 11, 2010 and runs through October 16, 2010 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 11 from 6 to 8 pm.

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