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Sacred And Secular, 2009

Artist Statement

 

Sacred and Secular is an ongoing series of photographs that depict urban edge conditions and built environments throughout the world.  In the course of Western architecture and urbanism there is a long history attached to the Ideal, Visionary and the Fantastic as notions to create built space. This lineage is studied from a distant vantage point at the cities edge – looking out and looking in. Taken across the globe, the locations of the images are often distant in latitude, typology and syntax.   Commencing with the category defying works of 21ts century “Starchitects” and including recent or ancient manifestations in Dubai, Egypt, China, Japan Greenland, Antarctica, Europe and Canada.

Inspired by my personal experiences as a traveler the images serve to illustrate the often unpredictable link between intention and perception – implying that memory and experience play significant roles in our ability to perceive and thus give meaning to the world around us.

Printed as large format prints, they share a formal device of implied pathways or literal axis of movements between each image. Each edge condition photographed can be, metaphorically speaking, read as the DNA for whatever city/settlement is contained within the image. Earth, air and water are rendered large and neutral  – an infinite field on which we build and transform the landscape. Conversely that which we build is depicted as thin, delicate, sometimes cumbersome and without beginning or end.

The images are photographed with an 8”x10” view camera and printed as chromogenic color prints, Each image offers a finely grained density of visual information, rendered in the broad range of tonality only made possible by the 8”x10” inch transparency, Transmounted to Plexiglass the photographs are printed large  – thereby welcoming the viewer to experience them from afar and at nose length.

Artist Biography

David Burdeny’s Masters in Architecture and Interior Design background combined with his upbringing in the vast Canadian prairies provides the template for his keen technical ability, enduring patience and minimalist aesthetic enabling him to shoot on site, documenting sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind. Vancouver, BC based, Burdeny has exhibited with the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2001, showcasing his images from the world over, including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, Burma, Cambodia, France, Italy, Canada and the USA. In 2012 the Ancora Series of 2010 was exhibited at the Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Curated by Richard Gadd. Burdeny has won several gold awards in international art photography competitions, most significantly receiving International Photographer of the Year in the Nature category for Canada, revealed at the Lucie Awards Ceremony in New York City, October 2008. Shorelines sold out in both the limited collector edition and trade publication. Burdeny’s work has been included in corporate and private collections. He currently has 8 limited edition photographic series offered and is art is presented at international art fairs yearly.

Pricing

44 x 55 inches image size, Edition of 7
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $6,200.00
3-4: $7,200.00
5: $8,200.00
6: $9,200.00
7: Price Upon Request

32 x 40 inches image size, Edition of 7
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $4,900.00
3-4: $5,900.00
5: $6,500.00
6: $7,500.00
7: $8,500.00

21 x 26 inches image size, Edition of 7
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $2,300.00
3-4: $2,800.00
5: $3,300.00
6: $3,800.00
7: $4,300.00

13 x 16 inches image size, Edition of 15
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $2,000.00
3-4: $2,500.00
5: $3,000.00
6: $3,500.00
7: $4,000.00
8-15: TBD


 44 x 84 inches image size,
Edition of  7. Price Tier
(regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $8,200.00
3-4: 9,200.00
5-7: Price Upon Request.
32 x 62 inches image size,
Edition of 7. Price Tier
(regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $5,800.00
3-4: $6,300.00
5: $6,800.00
6: $7,800.00
7: $8,800.00
13 x 25.25 inches image size,
Edition of 7. Prince Tier
(regular framed, aluminum mount prices)
1-3: $1,800.00
4-6: $2,100.00
7-9: $2,400.00
10-12: $2,600.00
13-15: TBD


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