An Apocalyptic Beauty: The Atmospheric Photographs of Glen Rubsamen – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

An Apocalyptic Beauty: The Atmospheric Photographs of Glen Rubsamen

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Born in 1957, Glen Rubsamen is a multifaceted artist and writer, whose primary mediums are painting and photography. Rubsamen’s body of work resonates with a documentary-style curiosity, meticulously accumulating images of nature’s dramatic moments. His fascination spans from the romantic spectacle of sunrises and sunsets to luxuriant foliage and apocalyptic visuals.

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His technique involves abrupt combinations of diverse perspectives and radical foreshortening of subjects, mainly trees and objects. This approach unveils an uninhabited, almost antagonistic world – an attacked nature that recalls the dire aftermath of meteorological or technological disasters. Rubsamen’s pieces radiate a sense of hostility and turmoil, which is strikingly contrasted by the stunning natural beauty he represents.

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Characteristic to Rubsamen’s work is the noticeable absence of human life. His tendency towards monochrome, coupled with a deliberate avoidance of spatio-temporal cues, establishes an atmosphere permeated by an austere tranquility and a profound sense of spirituality. This dichotomy, a world filled with chaotic beauty yet devoid of human presence, provides his work with a unique flavor.

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