Artist I Love: Richard Misrach

I’ve been a fan of Richard Misrach’s work for as long as I can remember.  He is celebrated for pioneering color photography as fine art, and remains one of its most innovative practitioners.  I love the fearless, expressive use of color in his landscapes – an almost surreal vision of the natural world.  His work is passionate but never sentimental, and always mesmerizing:

Battleground Point #19 (1999)

Clearing Storm Near Kingman (1985)

Untitled, 2008

from Golden Gate (2012)

Mono Lake, CA (1999)

Untitled (2007)

Pyramid Lake #5 (1988)

Battleground Point #3 (1999)

Monolake 2, California (1999)

Untitled, 2009

Pyramid Lake (orange) (1997)

Cloud, Walker Lake (1994)

“Part of what I find so compelling about photography is the mystery of it. After forty years I would expect myself to be jaded, bored – but not at all. The magic of the ways photography works and what it does, remains elusive. Photography still challenges my visual and intellectual needs in a way no other medium can.” – Richard Misrach, 2011 (Spot)

Bonneville Salt Flats (red), 1999

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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