Nathan Harger, Contradictions in B/W
Young photographer Nathan Harger (1976~) is holding his first Korean exhibition at Gallery K.O.N.G. His work features industrialized cities in black and white. The artist uses highways, factories, cranes, cars, planes, and other properties used for commercial purposes as his photographic subjects. Most of the artists that work with similar topics try to find meaning in historical significance or societal importance, but Harger focuses on the harmony and balance of the space to engage the viewers with the aesthetic forms. This is the beauty in his images. In a bold move, Harger omits shades of gray and uses ‘black and white strong contrast’. The urban industrial facilities in the artist’s work loses their cold texture, and like an oriental painting, encaptures intense freshness that attracts the hearts of viewers.