The Zurich BILDHALLE kicks off the autumn season with wonderfully atmospheric photos by Douglas Mandry. "We are delighted to present the second solo exhibition by successful Swiss artist Douglas Mandry. On display are works produced exclusively over the past two years, including his latest 'Monuments' series. Appearing at the same time as the exhibition 'EQUIVALENCES' is Douglas Mandry's illustrated book of the same name." says Mirjam Cavegn & the Bildhalle team.
Artist Douglas Mandry (*1989, CH) lives and works in Zurich. He graduated from Lausanne College of Art and Design, the ECAL, with a BA in Visual Communication and Photography. Since then, he has been nominated for awards several times, including the Paul Huf Award, the Swiss Federal Design Award and the shortlist of the Prix Voies-Off. His works have been exhibited internationally at Photo London and UNSEEN (solo presentation in 2017).
Mandry's artistic practice is a direct consequence of the digitization of photography and the technical acceleration accompanying it. Always starting with an analog photo, he edits everything by hand with the consistent application of various historical photographic processes followed by physical cutting and splicing.
"Douglas Mandry not only gives his landscape shots a more realistic appearance by coloring them but, moreover, dissects them with his focus on the creative process. Mandry dyes his landscapes, thus bringing new layers to the image plane. Which makes him quite like a painter, who turns his sketches of a location into a painting subsequently at the studio," says Mirjam Kooiman, Foam Museum Amsterdam.
Douglas Mandry signed his first illustrated book entitled EQUIVALENCES on 4 October (RVB Books Paris). Those of you who could not make it to the vernissage can reserve a copy (price 60 CHF, signed, linen cover, 22 x 28 cm, 105 pages). Plus, 50 special editions with signed analog print are available (17 x 23 cm): Special Edition price: 285 CHF. Reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org.