Artist’s Statement

Color, line, geometry. These are the basis of many of the objects that we experience every day. When we look at, say a building, or an automobile, we are seeing a complex object constructed from these building blocks, and we experience that object within the context of its physical location and as a function of our own experiences. What I try to do with my photographs is break those mental connections with context and experience in order to see the parts instead of the whole. By extracting out some of the details of the whole, and eliminating others, the complexity is reduced, the context is eliminated, and the basic forms are left. A grocery store reduces down to a set of colored rectangles, a sports car reduces down to a series of curved lines. Those commonplace, and many times uninteresting objects, which may barely register on our consciousness, become unique, abstract, geometric puzzles. The parts become more than the whole. I call this process Extractive Reductionism.

Architectural abstractive reductionism borrows from Minimalism, Suprematism, Formalism, Color Field Painting, Topographics, and technical drawing.

All of my photographs are copyrighted. Please do not blog or use any of my photos on any web sites without prior permission.

brianwehrung@gmail.com

On-line writeups:
Minimal Exposition
Seen Heard Known
photosincolor

Bookcovers:
A Workbook for Arguments
Persuasion

Print Magazines:
Savoir Tout faire en Photographie: La Ville, Sept/Oct 2014
Boston Review, Jan/Feb 2015
Elle Decoration UK, May 2015
RUM, Sweden, Feb 2016

Shows:
Affordable Art Fair NYC 2014
Red Dot Miami 2014
Affordable Art Fair NYC 2016