Orchid, 2009 - Daniel Gordon

About the Work

About Orchid

This photograph draws on the still life tradition, creating an eerily realistic sculptural tableau from collaged elements. The Campbell's soup can is a winking nod to Andy Warhol, whose exploration of the ideas of artifice, reproduction, and simulacra are a precursor to Gordon's own.

About the Artist

About Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon uses photography to create images that toy with notions of artifice and authenticity. As an undergraduate, Gordon hit the ground running with his ...Read More
Daniel Gordon uses photography to create images that toy with notions of artifice and authenticity. As an undergraduate, Gordon hit the ground running with his "Flying Pictures" (2001—04) a series of low-fi simulations of human flight. An assistant photographed Gordon as he catapulted himself into mid-air, capturing the magical instant—about 1/125 of a second—before gravity had its way. The resulting images blur the lines between reality and fiction, simultaneously documenting his activity and portraying an impossible event.

More recently, Gordon's practice has moved into the studio: instead of using himself as a model, the artist composes three-dimensional collages—mostly lurid still lives and grotesque portraits—from old magazines and Internet printouts, which he then photographs. Unlike the seamless perfection of images manipulated with Adobe Photoshop, these paper tableaux are deliberately crude and unpolished. "I'm interested in showing my hand and letting people see the imperfection," Gordon says.

Gordon has had solo shows at several international galleries and has been included in notable group exhibitions including Out of Focus at the Saatchi Gallery, Greater New York at MoMA PS1 (2010), and New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art.
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Orchid, 2009

Daniel Gordon

Photograph
Size Price
20.08" x 16.14" $2,499
Edition of 10

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Description

Digital pigment print on archival paper

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