The New Yorker
Gefeller creates enormous, engrossing color photographs by digitally stitching together thousands of much smaller pictures- shot from just above ground level – like pieces in a quilt. The low perspective results in incredibly detailed views of a well-trod stretch of sand and of graffiti on a roof, but everything above knee level disappears: a ginkgo tree is nothing but its golden halo of fallen leaves.
The mostly empty studios as Dusseldorfs Academy of the arts become Ryman-like abstractions with occasional dollops of trash- a picture of the entire structure is an insanely compact tour de France.
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