The detailed, abstract succulent and cacti imagery not only act as a metaphor for the studio’s name (Landscape), but the intentional, surreal structures of these plants become an interesting “natural” allusion to some of the sculptural products and meticulous outerwear available at Purist. The plants and outerwear are designed to withstand the elements and augment the ability to survive. Perhaps ironically, the plants are also viewed as beautiful, if not fashionable objects.
“Of course, my landscapes are not only beautiful or nostalgic, with a Romantic or classical suggestion of lost Paradises, but above all ‘untruthful’ (even if I did not always find a way of showing it); and by ‘untruthful’ I mean the glorifying way we look at nature – nature, which in all its forms is always against us, because it knows no meaning, no pity, no sympathy, because it knows nothing and is absolutely mindless: the total antithesis of ourselves, absolutely inhuman.”
~ Gerhard Richter: Text. Writings, Interviews and Letters 1961-2007, Thames & Hudons, London, 2009, p. 158
The installation consists of a series of five large 36.775″x30″ Giclée museum quality prints in a closed edition of 5 per image. They are available for purchase, unframed for $336.00USD and are printed on archival Canson BFK Rives paper.
Additionally, we created t-shirts and an edition of two sets of Risograph prints that offer a perspective on our studio’s name – “Landscape” – each hand numbered, six variations per print, in editions of 120, and adapted from Wikipedia.