The reputation of the inquisitive and investigative artist Claude Closky is certainly on the rise, and the depth and purpose of his work continues to win him an engaged and ever-increasing audience around the world. Closky constantly strives to question the position of art in contemporary society, examining its effect as a producer of cultural consensus and as a set of values. His work has proven to be remarkably pertinent at confronting… Read more
About the artwork
Inside a Triangle is an exploration of landscapes and especially of their representations. Claude Closky's book consists of photographs, taken around the world, of roads and paths that seem to extend to infinity. Each panorama is framed very precisely: a road starting at our feet fills the whole bottom edge of the image and moves towards the horizon which is placed exactly on the upper edge of the image. In the center of the horizon, perspective and vanishing point show the roads not as infinite lines inviting to walk across the landscape and beyond, but as triangles drawn in front of us, catching and capturing our glance. The vast areas in the photographs are brought on the surface of the pages of the book. They are like signs, like writing.