This print is a stunning example of Joan Fontcuberta's wild virtual fantasy world, which refers to the metaphoric dialogue between illusion, nature, culture, and technology. One of Spain's most prominent and innovative artists, Joan Fontcuberta is best known for exploring the intersection between art, science, and illusion. Using computer software originally intended for the military, Fontcuberta creates a series of fantastical landscapes by transforming classic landscape painting and photography into virtual worlds. In Orogenesis: Kandinsky, 2004, he looks to Wassily Kandinsky's The Stanberg Lake II and transforms the landscape into a three-dimensional fantasy world.
Joan Fontcuberta (born in Barcelona,1955) teaches at the Audiovisual Communication School at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Widely exhibited internationally, he has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other venues. The founder and editor of PhotoVision magazine, Fontcuberta has written books on the history, aesthetics, and teaching of photography, and published monographs, including The Artist and the Photograph (2000),Twilight Zones (2000), and Sputnik (1997). He is represented by Zabriskie Gallery, New York; Galerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris; and Galeria Senda, Madrid.