Fotografiska
Museum of Photography

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Aitor Ortiz

16 December, 2011 — 11 March, 2012

The Spanish photographer Aitor Ortiz has photographed several monumental structures, from Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, his hometown, to the Millau Viaduct in southern France, to a black marble quarry in the town of Markina in northern Spain.

EXHIBITION

However, Ortiz’ works cannot be categorized as exclusively architectural or documentary. He is, quite simply, an artist who appropriates architectonic forms to create works of art. John Szarkowski in his introduction to The Photographer’s Eye states, “An artist is a man who seeks new structures in which to order and simplify his sense of the reality of life.” This is precisely what Ortiz has accomplished.

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