Klemens Gasser

Airport BZ

Thursday, February 10th - Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Klemens Gasser

Brachpieper – Calandro – Tawny Pipit – Airport BZ 20210513, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Bruchwasserläufer – Piro piro boschereccio – Wood Sandpiper – Airport BZ 20210503, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Doppelschnepfe – Croccolone – Great Snipe – Airport BZ 20210512, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Feldschwirl – Forapaglie macchiettato – Common Grasshopper Warbler – Airport BZ 20210517, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Sandregenpfeifer – Corriere grosso – Common Ringed Plover – Airport BZ 20210506, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Grünschenkel – Pantana – Common Greenshank – Airport BZ 20210510, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Kurzzehenlerche – Calandrella – Greater Short-toed Lark – Airport BZ 20210523, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Neuntöter – Averla piccola – Red-backed Shrike – Airport BZ 20210519, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Rotkehlpieper – Pispola golarossa – Red-throated Pipit – Airport BZ 20210423, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Rotkopfwürger – Averla Capirossa –Woodchat Shrike – Airport BZ 20210516, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Flussregenpfeifer – Corriere piccolo – Little Ringed Plover – Airport BZ 20210516, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Schilfrohrsänger – Forapaglie comune – Sedge Warbler – Airport BZ 20210516, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Schwarzflügel-Brachschwalbe – Pernice di mare orientale – Black-winged Pratincole – Airport BZ 20210511, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Steinschmätzer – Culbianco – Northern Wheatear – Airport BZ 20210513, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Weissstorch – Cicogna bianca – White Stork – Airport BZ 20210508, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Klemens Gasser

Wiesenweihe – Albanella minore – Montagu’s Harrier – Airport BZ 20210521, 2021

archival pigment print on baryt

edition of 5 (+ 1 AP)

100 x 152 cm (39 ½ x 59 ¾ Inches) -  (image: 88 x 132 cm – 34 ½ x 52 Inches)

Press Release

Klemens Gasser: Airport BZ

Thursday, February 10th – Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Click here to view Klemens Gasser’s Airport BZ.

Tanja Grunert Gallery is pleased to present Airport BZ, new works by Klemens Gasser. This will be Gasser’s sixth show with the gallery.

 

Gasser’s work often relates to nature, and this is his second artistic series depicting birds. Formerly based in Brooklyn, Gasser’s work evokes distance and longing. This is in evidence in this new series, Airport BZ, created in his hometown of Bolzano, Italy, after the artist relocated to Europe. The slideshow presentation intentionally invokes both sentimentality and artificiality, commenting on the way we are living and remembering now.

 

An artist and naturalist, Gasser interacts with the elements that his environment provides. From Coney Island to Northern Italy, he allows the landscape to dictate his parameters and inspire his subject matter. In this case, he is recording a very different environment than his previous Brooklyn based series. Landlocked and mountainous, Bolzano is emotionally and physically a world away from his Brooklyn home. The impressionistic feel of the work reflects the spirit of the artists’ photographic and painted seascapes, which are a meditation on distance, longing, and wanderlust. Perpetually in dialog with his environment, Gasser created these portraits of birds, in flight and resting, kinetic and meditative, during the pandemic lockdown. The dream-like textures and feral freedom of his subjects contrast with the larger worlds’ experience of geographic restriction and human routine.

 

Moving away from his former method of strictly preserving the original framing of each shot, Gasser uses cropping and zooming as a painterly technique, not only framing the work but creating textures and noise to manipulate atmosphere.

 

Click here to view Klemens Gasser’s Airport BZ.

 

The works will be available for viewing through March 19th, 2022.

 

Please join us for an artist’s talk between Klemens Gasser and Eliesabeth Gasser on Thursday, February 24th, 2022 at 6pm. The talk will be hosted live on the gallery’s Instagram account: @tanja_grunert_gallery.

 

For all inquiries, please contact us at tanja@tanjagrunert.com or call 646.944.6197.