Darren Almond: Atmos at Alcalá, 31

Darren AlmondAll images Darren Almond courtesy of The White Cube Gallery Words by Elizabeth Pollard

The diversity of medium in British artist, Darren Almond’s work is quite a rarity. Producing film, installation, photography and sculpture he often explores the subject of journeys and the geography of the destination. Although varied in form, Almond’s work has a melancholic synergy to it that evokes curiosity and emotion that is both loneliness and wonder; as if reading/watching Into The Wild.

The exhibition, Atmos, will show a variety of his work including his famous Fullmoon series. Almond wanted to capture the landscapes traditional painters like Cézanne. Using exposures of up to fifteen minutes, capture the drama and the depth of the landscapes he’s recording. Water and mist look like chiffon sheets blanketing the extraordinary landscapes. In contrast, his installations on the subject of waiting whilst traveling are often clinical and minimal. The graphic modern materials create contemporary forms.

Unfortunately Atmos is currently being shown in Madrid, making it a little less accessible to those in the UK but we have no doubt that this Turner Prize nominee will be back on home turf soon.

Darren Almond

Darren Almond

Darren Almond

Darren Almond

Darren Almond  Darren Almond

Darren Almond

Darren Almond

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