michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
 
michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
jan 16, 2014

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
architecture of density #57
ed. 9, 101 x 152 cm; ed. 9, 122 x 183 cm 
all images courtesy of flowers gallery

 

 

michael wolf: architecture of density
flowers gallery, london
january 17th, 2014 through february 22, 2014

 

 

the structural urban fabric of the city of hong kong is one of the most astonishingly condensed, populated and vertical in the world, propelling its edifices soaring into the sky to contend with the lack of lateral space.  german photographer michael wolf — and current resident of the chinese metropolis — has captured a series of images that acutely acknowledge the landscape’s overwhelming concentration of soaring buildings and skyscrapers. ‘architecture of density’ is a collection of large scale works, which focuses on repetition of pattern and form to cause an infinitely complex visual reaction and rediscovers the city scenes by highlighting its forest-like expanse of high rises. the work shown at flowers gallery investigates the socio-cultural phenomena of hong kong’s rapid expansion and ever-expanding architectural anatomy, while also allowing for a unconventional peer into the inhabitants who occupy it. wolf’s compositions are laced with evidence of human life — clothes lines, plants, mops and air conditioning units survey

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
architecture of density #39
ed. 3, 178 x 266 cm
 

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architecture of density #91
ed. 9, 102 x 127 cm

 

 

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
architecture of density #111
ed. 9, 101 x 127 cm; ed. 9, 122 x 152 cm; ed. 3, 178 x 228 cm

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
architecture of density #108
ed. 9, 101 x 192 cm; ed. 9, 122 x 228 cm

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
architecture of density #13b
ed. 9, 101 x 122 cm; ed. 3, 183 x 221 cm

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
industrial #1
ed. 9, 101 x 127 cm; ed. 3, 178 x 222 cm

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
architecture of density #75
ed. 9, 122 x 147 cm

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
architecture of density #119
ed. 9, 101 x 132 cm; ed. 9, 122 x 162 cm; ed. 3, 183 x 244 cm

 

michael wolf photographs the architecture of density
industrial #23
ed. 9, 102 x 132 cm; ed. 9, 122 x 158 cm

 

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