Photographer Murray Fredericks’ unique visual language transforms remote or hostile natural environments into ethereal vistas that appear to be from worlds beyond our own.
In his latest collection Topophilia Fredericks delivers a view of the Greenland Ice Sheet where the horizon melts into sky, and light plays with atmospheric anomalies that create epic scenes that stand to sweep the viewer into another universe.
Shot over a three-year period from 2010-2013, in Topophilia Fredericks builds on his earlier work, the multi-award winning series Salt shot in Australia’s Lake Eyre. In both series Fredericks uses featureless, flat and seemingly infinite landscapes to echo the vastness of space where time is frozen and voids open like the maw of a yawning giant. In Fredericks’ eye the landscape is the vehicle, which conveys a greater story that transcends the physical form.
Fredericks spends weeks at a time alone in these vast expanses and it is in isolation that he creates his large-scale works that are nothing short of breathtaking.
Showing until 7 December 2013
ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane
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