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Anthony Goicolea (American/Cuban, b.1971)
LOT ID: 77399
Rowboat, 2001

Chromogenic Print (C-print), mounted on sintra & lamented
30 х 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm.)
Signed, and dated on certificate of authenticity that accompanies the work.
Edition 1/3 AP from ed. 9
Lot description
This work was framed under the supervision of the artist.

Influenced by the tradition of nature and the sublime in early and mid 19th century American landscape paintings, Goicolea's series of landscape photographs treat their environments as hyper exaggerated frontiers in which remnants of past human interaction are evident through left over traces of people and their activities.

The scenarios often resemble what many of my previous sets and locations looked like after a full day of shooting. Many of the scenes are staged or constructed and then further altered through digital manipulation to create a world anchored in reality but predicated on fantasy, fairy-tales, fables, mythology and other narratives. Although most of the images are devoid of actual human presence, there is a strong sense of humanity established through the wake of their aftermath or in the mimicked behavior of the animals portrayed in each photograph.

Within these landscapes, seemingly realistic environments provide physical evidence and visual proof of an ongoing past narrative. The photographs use the aesthetics and beauty inherent to nature and the sublime to create an exaggerated pastoral scene which bares the imprint of time. (anthonygoicolea.com)
Rowboat by Anthony Goicolea
  • Rowboat by Anthony Goicolea
  • Rowboat by Anthony Goicolea
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