The central region of South Africa is know as the Karoo, a semi-desert area. Hundreds and hundreds of mile of nothing stretching over a flat topography. This farm house situated deep into the Karoo was abandoned due to a severe drought which plagued the region for many years. Located in a shallow valley near a dried up stream these ruins have many a story to tell. This print forms part of his Abandoned print collection which took twelve years to complete.
Artist: MARTIN OSNER
Medium: Archival print on fine art paper
- 100cm x 77cm / 39" x 30" (Including border)
- 110cm x 83cm / 43" x 32" (Including border)
ABOUT THE ABANDONED COLLECTION
The purpose of this body of work is to highlight today's modern "throw-away" society and the excessive desire to have. Consumerism has reached an all-time high in the world. Homes are filled with the best modern electronic equipment, beautiful cars are parked in the garages, and caravans and motorboats are lined up to guarantee an exciting weekend away. These items have a relatively short shelf life, soon they will be traded in for a new model and their journey towards insignificance commences ... Read More >>
ABOUT THE ARTIST
On a winter’s day in 1984 “photography” and I met quite by accident, an encounter that redirected my life and changed it forever. Over the past twenty-eight years, while walking a path of self-discovery, my methodology has taken numerous detours. A journey that has refined a relaxed subconscious attitude, with a desire to express simplicity and honesty through my work. For me, a photograph holds an undeniable sense of realism, a new correlation that is easy to associate with. I see I understand; I experience, I connect. In my photography, I allow day to day life to provide inspiration ...
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