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BEYOND THIS POINT, 2001 - Richard Galpin

Artist Richard Galpin has been carefully excavating cities; revealing their hidden geometries and composition.

Lesson / Koan : Frames are under valued forms of art.

The removal of buildings from their context and vice versa makes Galpin a perfect fit for the virtual pages of the blog Life Without Buildings. Galpin’s technique can be described as a form of subtractive painting. Like some unique combination of plastic surgeon and urbanist, Galpin artfully takes his scalpel to photographs of urban landscapes, slicing and cutting until the image loses its coherence; replaced instead by what he describes as “ If you’re reading this ad, than you’re searching for affordable Avodart deals. We offer it for 0.94 USD, so get it now! reconfigured cluster of partially erased constructivist form.” (A time-lapse video of this Galpin’s working process is available on his website : http://www.richardgalpin.co.uk)

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Richard Galpin’s Viewing Station, will debuted on NYC’s High Line in May 2010. Using a specially designed and constructed viewing apparatus, this commissioned artwork will offer park visitors an altered perspective of a particular view from the High Line.

Galpin’s Viewing Station will function in a manner similar to his cut photographs, but will use the view from one point on the High Line as its raw material. Park visitors will look through a viewing apparatus, lined up with a metal screen from which geometric shapes have been cut. Precise alignment of these two devices with the buildings behind them will transform what is seen. By blocking some details of the nearby buildings and revealing others, the artwork will make them appear as optically flattened elements in an abstract composition.

Viewing Station is located on the east side of the High Line, between W. 17th and 18th Streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard Galpin’s complex art works are derived from the artist’s own photographs of chaotic cityscapes. Using only a scalpel Galpin intricately scores and peels away the emulsion from the surface of the photograph to produce a radical revision of the urban form. The artist allows himself no collaging, or additions of any kind – each delicate work is a unique piece made entirely by the erasure of photographic information.

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