Jeff Wall at Art Gallery of Western Australia June 24, 2012Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Art Gallery of Western Australia, Jeff Wall , trackback
Photo of Jeff Wall Bohdan Warchomij
Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Western Australia Garry Dufour is the man responsible for the exhibition Jeff Wall Photographs running at the above venue from May 26 until September 10.
Jeff Wall, a Vancouver based artist was in Perth for an artist talk recently and fascinated a large audience with observations on his work. Garry Dufour chaired the encounter.
Jeff Wall A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai) 1993 transparency in light box, unique state 250 x 397 Tate, London Purchased with the assistance from the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation and from the National Art Collections Fund 1995 © Jeff Wall
“I don’t have any method, I don’t have any guidelines. .. People will always be inherently fascinated by the work of a painter. There is nothing more uninteresting than a photographer taking photos….the world is rushing like lemmings from film… film is unique and inimitable and there is no reason why the analogue and digital worlds cannot coexist….
These were some of the comments fired at the audience from one of the world’s preeminent photographic artists.