Idris Khan: Every... Bernd And Hilla Becher... series

I fell a bit in love with Idris Khan's Every... Bernd And Hilla Becher... series, spotted at the Saatchi Gallery last weekend:

Since 1959 Bernd and Hilla Becher have been photographing industrial structures that exemplify modernist engineering, such as gas reservoirs and water towers. Their photographs are often presented in groups of similar design; their repeated images make these everyday buildings seem strangely imposing and alien. Idris Khan’s Every... Bernd And Hilla Becher... series appropriates the Bechers’ imagery and compiles their collections into single super-images.

Khan subtle alters each layer's opacity to give every structure in the image a presence.

Posted about 8 years ago
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