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Nick Stark?s photographs draw the eye with their highly contrasted colours, new perspectives and the distinct forms between their various planes. The photographer?s intention is not to reproduce reality but to play with the elements that he photographs and share his personal interpretation. The greyish housing blocks that are usually perceived as ugly by society are heightened and exposed under a colour-filtered light. Attracted by cityscapes and passionate about architecture, he produces structured artworks with geometric designs, whose aestheticism seems to be marked by the work of photographic duo Bernd and Hilla Becher, the spearheads of an important German documentary movement. Their approach consists of establishing an inventory of industrial buildings according to an extremely rigorous protocol. Nick Stark was inspired by their no-frills frontal series, taken under a neutral sky.Lees verder Sluiten
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Although Nick Stark didnâ€™t turn to photography until 2010, he has already garnered over twenty international distinctions and notably the prize at the Sony World Photo Awards en 2014. The artist helms his prolific career from Munich, a city in the south of Germany where he was born in 1975 and still resides today. Trained in design up until 1997, this former advertising artistic director already approached colours with extreme precision and spoke of composition and balance in images with his associates without manipulating a camera himself or mastering retouch software. Playing on nearly perfect symmetries, the photographs of urban landscapes that he creates today have been published in several publications since 2013 and notably The New York Times, ELLE or Lufthansa Magazine.