Andreas Gursky |1955 , Born in Leipzig, Germany

Today's world, as seen by Andreas Gursky, is fast, high-tech, multiplying and incredibly detailed. This artist, the son of a photographer and a former pupil of the Academy of Fine Art in Düsseldorf, has been influenced by the work of his teachers Bernd and Hilla Becher, who are known for their imposing photographs of industrial installations. Andreas Gursky likes subject matter that shows crowded places like hypermarkets, trading rooms, factories and even skyscrapers, where the rich repetition of architectural details saturate the senses. Working on a grand scale, he invites the spectator to enter into the image and study every part of it.

Andreas Gursky lives and works in Düsseldorf ; his work is represented in numerous museums, including MoMa and the Pompidou Centre.

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