Edward Burtynsky

Nationality: Canadian

Birth Year: 1955

Place of Birth: Ontario, Canada

Specialities: Contemporary Art, Old Masters

Biography

Over the past twenty-five years, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has been an explorer of unfamiliar places where industrial activity has reshaped the surface of the land. His surveys of the human-made terrain of quarrying, mining, railcutting, recycling, oil refining, and shipbreaking remind us that these incursions into the earth arise from perennial human needs and desires. With a disturbing and unexpected beauty, these photographs subvert our usual notions of the sublime in nature and lead us to new awareness of the landscape of our times.
Artist statementThese images are meant as metaphors to thedilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue betweenattraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. We are drawn by desire -a chance at good living, yet we are consciously or unconsciously awarethat the world is suffering for our success. Our dependence on natureto provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for thehealth of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction...

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LOT SOLD (2004 - 2009)

173

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$48,747

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$16,735

TOTAL SALES (2004 - 2009)

$334,704

 Shipbreaking #50, Chittagong, Bangladesh by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Shipbreaking #50, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Sotheby's, New York

July 22, 2015

 USD

 Oil Refineries #15, St. John, New Brunswick by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Oil Refineries #15, St. John, New Brunswick

Phillips, New York

April 2, 2015

$15,000  USD

 Shipbreaking #26, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2001 by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Shipbreaking #26, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2001

Christie's, New York

March 31, 2015

$12,500  USD

 Nickel tailings #34 and #35, Sudbury, Ontario by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Nickel tailings #34 and #35, Sudbury, Ontario

Treadway Toomey Galleries, Cincinnati

March 7, 2015

 USD

 Mines #13, inco-abandoned mine shaft, Cream Hill mine, Sudbury, Ontario by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Mines #13, inco-abandoned mine shaft, Cream Hill m

Phillips, New York

March 4, 2015

$4,375  USD

 Untitled (Hedge and Window) by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Untitled (Hedge and Window)

Waddingtons, Toronto

March 2, 2015

$413  USD

 Grasses (Bruce Peninsula) by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Grasses (Bruce Peninsula)

Waddingtons, Toronto

March 2, 2015

$720  USD

 China Recycling #9 by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

China Recycling #9

Auctionata, New York

February 26, 2015

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 Shipbreaking #38, Chittagong, Bangladesh by Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Shipbreaking #38, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Phillips, London

November 18, 2014

 USD

News

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire’s Stunning 2015 Art Exhibition

By Nicholas Forrest | April 10, 2015

Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco, Brazilian artist Tunga, and Ghanaian artist El Anatsui are three of the 15 artists whose work has gone on show at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire in France’s...

Dealer's Notebook: Bryce Wolkowitz on the Possibilities of New Media Art

By Art+Auction | January 26, 2013

AGE: 39HAILS FROM: ManhattanPRESIDES OVER: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 West 24th Street, New YorkGALLERY’S SPECIALTY: Contemporary artARTISTS SHOWN: Edward Burtynsky, Jim Campbell,...

The Photographers' Gallery Inaugurates Its New Soho Home With Beguiling Edward Burtynsky Exhibition

By Coline Milliard,ARTINFO UK | May 18, 2012

Tomorrow, the new home of the Photographers' Gallery in Ramillies Street, Soho, will officially open to the public. And the elegant building, redeveloped by architects O'Donnell + Tuomey, makes a...

The Photographer's Gallery 2.0: Details of Digitally Friendly Renovation Announced

By Coline Milliard,BLOUIN ARTINFO UK | January 30, 2012

Today, London's only public institution dedicated solely to photography has announced the details of its May 19 reopening. Closed since October 2010, the Victorian building on Soho's Ramillies...

SLIDESHOWS

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire’s 2015 Art Show

By Nicholas Forrest | April 10, 2015

Events

Edward Burtynsky: Water

Sep 18 - Nov 2, 2013

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Edward Burtynsky: Water

Oct 16 - Nov 23, 2013

Flowers,

Angela Flowers at 80

Dec 4, 2012 - Feb 9, 2013

Flowers, London

Edward Burtynsky: Watermarks

Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2012

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Central

Edward Burtynsky: Dryland Farming

May 23 - Jun 23, 2012

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