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Traces Of Time, 2012

Artist Statement

 

These photographs depict a variety of iconic cityscapes, rural landscapes and interiors in Italy and France.  They formally hover somewhere between past present and future, inviting the viewer to question the historical value of these places and how we as tourists experience them. Cities and landscapes are like living organisms, they continuously evolve, grow, die and mutate.  I’m interested in revealing the invisible features of these places that are hidden behind progress and 21st century conveniences.

While the title “Traces of Time” initially refers to temporality as understood in relation to mortality and finitude, it also suggests a reversal of that by re-reading or looking back at history and historical images. Often referencing historical vantage points found in period paintings, etchings and postcards, the images don’t look like the spaces depicted. From a slowly decaying Tuscan Villa and French pier, to an extravagantly renovated Venetian Palazzo, these images are intentionally nostalgic.

In the field, I would walk, drive and let happenstance find my way.  Often waiting for hours or even days for the proper skies to form, a crane to swing out of the way or the city to rest, I’d find inspiration in the simplest of places. Certain colours have been drained of life while others are used to prop them up – referencing the fall and winter months in which I made this work.  But above all, these images are about the anticipation and wonder you get when traveling to a place for the first time.

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 10, 2 Artist Proofs Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $6,200.00
3-4: $7,200.00
5-6: $8,200.00
7: $9,200.00
8-10: 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 4, 2 Artist Proofs Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $2,300.00
3-4: $2,800.00

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


44 x 73 inches image size,
Edition of 10, 2 Artist Proofs
Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $7,200.00
3-4: $8,200.00
5-6: $9,200.00
7-10: price upon request

32 x 53 inches image size,
Edition of 7, 2 Artist Proofs
Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $5,600.00
3-4: $6,600.00
5: $7,600.00
6: $8,600.00
7: $9,600.00

21 x 35 inches image size,
Edition of 4, 2 Artist Proofs
Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $2,500.00
3-4: $3,000.00

13 x 21.5 inches image size,
Edition of 4, 2 Artist Proofs
Price Tier (regular framed / aluminum mount prices)
1-2: $2,000.00
3-4: $2,500.00

 

Ultramount:
Prints are mounted on acid free 3/16″ rigid polystyrene board with acid free cold mount adhesive. Signature, title, date au verso

Aluminum mount:
Prints are mounted on .080 gauge aluminum with acid free cold mount adhesive. Print face is protected with UV laminate. Aluminum wall cleats, signature, title, date au verso.

Plexi Trans-Mount:
French cleat signature, title, date au verso


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