The relationship between humans and nature from 1,500 feet above is the subject of The Curator Gallery’s newest exhibition of photographs by Kacper Kowalski. Shot entirely in his native Poland, Kowalski’s vibrant and carefully composed photographs are stunning abstract representations of the many diverse landscapes this region has to offer. As the gallery states, “Trained as an architect, Kowalski walked away from that career to pursue his twin passions: photography and flying. In Above & Beyond, Kowalski uses these talents to explore the ideal environment: Is it untouched, virgin land or a landscape that has been altered and adapted to suit our needs? His aerial photographs, taken from a self-piloted paraglider or gyrocopter, are stunning in their own right, but lead to meaningful questions: What makes something beautiful? Is it bold colors? Perfect shapes? Rhythmic patterns? But what if those soothing patterns are the result of industrial mining? What if those rich colors are caused by chemical runoff? Can they still be beautiful?.”
You can purchase Kacper Kowalski’s book Side Effects here.
Exhibtion runs: April 22 - May 30, 2015
520 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011