michael wolf frames abstract views of parisian rooftops michael wolf frames abstract views of parisian rooftops
aug 27, 2014

michael wolf frames abstract views of parisian rooftops

michael wolf frames abstract views of parisian rooftops  
paris roof top #1, 2014
all images © michael wolf

 

 

 

while many of german photographer michael wolf‘s series document the dense architecture of mega metropolises, his most recent collection instead fixates on a very specific facet of the urban landscape. taking to the tops of paris’ historic buildings, wolf has captured the geometry of the city’s countless roofs, framed so that abstract, linear compositions of color are most visible in the scene. segments of overlapping structural elements layer and unfurl as a compact pallet of hues, blurring much of what is recognizable and spotlighting the atypical.

michael wolf: paris rooftops
paris roof top #8, 2014

 

 

 

by avoiding the otherwise ubiquitous parisian attractions the cityscape is so often associated with, wolf offers angular and asymmetrical views that re-contextualize the architecture and examine the density of life in a contemporary cultural hub. ‘paris abstract’ is on view at robert koch gallery, san fransisco from now through september 6th, 2014.

michael wolf: paris rooftops
paris roof top #4, 2014

michael wolf: paris rooftops
paris roof top #3, 2014

michael wolf: paris rooftops
paris roof top #2, 2014

michael wolf: paris rooftops
paris roof top #6, 2014

michael wolf: paris rooftops
(left) paris roof top #7, 2014
(right) paris roof top #5, 2014

  • Compelling. Each frame requires a long look. Wow.

    jimCan says:
  • KUDOS !!!!!!!!!!!
    This old young gal is rarely stopped with so many trite and “pretty” pictures out there
    This work has stopped me and given me pause.
    Thank you
    Paedra

    Paedra says:
  • Beautiful images. I love the compressed 2-D quality & the compositions.

    ME

    M-EST aRCH says:

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