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Ancora, 2011

Ancora, 2011

Artist Statement

 

Ancora, the Italian word for ‘still’, is a collection of 30 new photographs made during the fall of 2010 and winter of 2011   Inspired partly by the words of various travel writers, bloggers, and Joseph Brodsky’s book, “Watermark”, David Burdeny revisited many former locations and themes from previous images of Japan and courted new areas in Thailand, Vietnam and Hawaii.  
Alone and moving about by foot, car, boat motorcycle and happenstance, the artist sought moments he saw and felt as beautiful, delicate, and mysterious and recorded them with lengthy exposures shortly before dusk or dawn.  As in much of his previous work, Burdeny once again found himself working in rain, fog and mist  – marginal conditions that effectively eliminate extraneous background clutter and deep shadow, to provide minimal and slightly surreal presentations – signature to a Burdeny photograph.Pushing the themes of 2009 Sacred & Secular, the artist experiments with a more social landscape, incorporating the human form into what would have previously been an unpopulated environment. Photographed from distant vantage points, these figures reference the romantic tradition where small humans figures stand in contrast to an immense landscape, thereby reinforcing the notion we are close, but still to far from nature.The photographs are exposed with a 4×5 and 8×10 field camera onto slow speed colour transparency film.  Filtering the light at the moment of exposure, which involves a variety of neutral density and coloured filters, achieves the soft color palate. Further adjustments were made at the printing stage to achieve a common color density throughout this exciting new series of images.

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
5-6: $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 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 44 inches image size, Edition of 7
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (framed prices)

1-2: $4,000.00
3-4: $5,000.00
5: $6,000.00
6: $7,000.00
7: $8,000.00

32 x 32 inches image size, Edition of 7
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (framed prices)
1-2: $3,000.00
3-4: $4,000.00
5: $5,000.00
6: $6,000.00
7 : $7,000.00

21 x 21 inches image size, Edition of 7
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (framed prices)
1-2: $1,800.00
3-4: $2,100.00
5: $2,400.00
6: $2,700.00
7: $3,000.00

13 x 13 inches image size, Edition of 15
2 Artist Proofs. Price Tier (framed prices)
1-3: $1,800.00
4-6: $2,000.00
7-9: $2,200.00
10-12:$2,400.00
13-15: $2,700.00


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