Early Works: 1964 — 1984
23 March — 5 May 2018
Wim Wender’s exhibition of Early Works 1964-1984 at Blain|Southern London features Polaroids and black and white photographs from his personal archive, many never shown before.
Seeing the photos by Wim Wenders is refreshing in this time of heavily altered and photoshopped images. His photos show what he was seeing at the time, authentic and unaltered. Wenders himself says he is heavily influenced by painters in his work, both as a photographer and as a director and his love of American Realism is clearly reflected throughout the works in the exhibition. Each photo tells a story, whether it is the landscapes, the store fronts or the portraits.
A fascinating exhibition. Highly recommended.
About the artist
Wim Wenders (b.1945, Düsseldorf, Germany) is one of the most important figures in German Cinema period, directing movie classics like Paris, Texas, and Wings of Desire alongside acclaimed documentaries, among them Buena Vista Social Club and Salt of the Earth, winning many awards along the way. He has been exhibiting his photographs internationally since 1986.
Blain|Southern is a contemporary art gallery based in London and Berlin. The gallery represents an expanding roster of international artists.
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