@ Divola, John



Presentation by Skinnerboox:

" Immediately after Zuma I made some rather straightforward photographs of the abandoned MGM Studios New York City back lot, in Culver City, Los Angeles. These were in black and white.  I then decided to try something entirely different and around 1980 I started a body of work about things you can't photograph: Gravity, Magnetism, which way water drains, and the things I see when I press my eyes with the palms of my hands.   All of these images required the construction of some kind of visual metaphor. 

[…] At the same time, I was switching from color negative that I was using for Zuma to large format color transparency.  I had become aware that the early C-type color prints faded badly and was trying to use a new, more stable material. This was Cibachrome, which printed from transparencies.  It was very industrial and artificial, with deep color saturation and contrast.  It was a very flawed material for conventional images but with unique properties that I ended up embracing for the Chroma images.

     --  excerpt of the interview by David Campany  "

Text and interview by David Campany, in English only.

80 pages - Softcover

Skinnerboox, 2020 (800 copies)

Format : 20 x 24 cm

New - Mint condition

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Divola, John

John Divola is an American visual artist, professor and photographer. He describes is own work as an exploration of the landscape by looking for the edge between the abstract and the specific. His most recent photobook is "Chroma" (Skinnerboox, 2020). Among is other published photography work are "Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert" (Nazraeli, 2004), "Three Acts" (Aperture, 2006), "As Far as I Could Get" (Prestel, 2013), and  "Vandalism" (Mack, 2018). © Portrait taken from an article on FK Magazine (in English, uncredited)
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