Claudio Rasano: The Finiteness of Depth

May 14—July 2, 2022

Kunst

Claudio Rasano

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Claudio Rasano’s (*1970) photographs are poignant. He portrays landscapes as well as people—at rest in themselves, vulnerable, and inescapable—in a straightforward and direct way. The artist from Basel reveals the essence, peels away the layers down to the core, down to the fundamental. The exhibition The Finiteness of Depth presents analogue medium-format photographs from South Africa and Switzerland.

Tour with the artist

Saturday, June 11, 2022
2 p.m.

Thank you

Joshua Amissah

 

 

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«Old Saltworks at Salina Raurica», Basel, 2015. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm ( 35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.
«Thembinkosi Fanwell Ngwenya. Similar Uniforms, we Refuse to Compare», Johannesburg, 2016. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 95 x 90 cm (37 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.

First Prize, Taylor-Wessing-Photographic Portrait Prize 2016, National Portrait Gallery, London.
«Somewhere in Basel II», Basel, 2021. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Baryta, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.
Visitors at the opening of the exhibition «Endlichkeit der Tiefe». Photo: Michel Gilgen.
«Empty Houses. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Orange Farm, Johannesburg, 2013. Photography, sheet 45 x 45 cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.). Edition 1/10 (+ 2 AP), Courtesy the artist.
Installation view on «Boy on a Horse. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Northern Cape, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 45 x 45 cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.). Edition 1/10 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (above) and «White Horse. One Day». Basel, 2021. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 45 x 45 cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.). Edition 1/10 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (below). Photo: Michel Gilgen.
Claudio Rasano at the exhibition opening. Photo: Michel Gilgen.
Exhibition view on «Thembinkosi Fanwell Ngwenya. Similar Uniforms, we Refuse to Compare», Johannesburg, 2016. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 95 x 90 cm (37 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (left), «Old Saltworks at Salina Raurica», Basel, 2015. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm ( 35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (rear center) and «Winter Forest I. One Day», Basel, 2021. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 114 x 114 cm (44 7/8 x 44 7/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (right). Photo: Michel Gilgen.
«Shell Construction. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Orange Farm, Johannesburg, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 145 x 145 cm (57 1/8 x 57 1/8 in.). Edition 1/2 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.
Exhibition view on von «Beachhouse. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Cape Town, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (rear left), «Shell Construction. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Orange Farm, Johannesburg, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 145 x 145 cm (57 1/8 x 57 1/8 in.). Edition 1/2 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (center) and «Somewhere in Basel I», Basel, 2021. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (right). Photo: Michel Gilgen.
«Somewhere in Basel I», Basel, 2021. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Baryta, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.
The Galerist Susanne König together with Thomas Spycher, Gallery Assistant. Photo: Michel Gilgen.
«Beachhouse. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Cape Town, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.
Installation view on «Beachhouse. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Cape Town, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (left) and «Beachhouse Back Side. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Cape Town, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (right). Photo: Michel Gilgen.
«Beachhouse Back Side. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Cape Town, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 90 x 90 cm (35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.
Guest at the exhibition opening. Photo: Michel Gilgen.
Exhibition view on «Thembinkosi Fanwell Ngwenya. Similar Uniforms, we Refuse to Compare», Johannesburg, 2016. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 95 x 90 cm (37 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (left), «Student I. Similar Uniforms, we Refuse to Compare», Johannesburg, 2016. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 95 x 90 cm (37 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (rear center) and «Student II. Similar Uniforms, we Refuse to Compare», Johannesburg, 2016. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 95 x 90 cm (37 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.). Edition 1/3 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist (rear right). Photo: Michel Gilgen.
«White Horse. One Day». Basel, 2021. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 45 x 45 cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.). Edition 1/10 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.
«Boy on a Horse. Everyone Lives in the Same Place Like Before», Northern Cape, 2013. Medium format photography, inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, sheet 45 x 45 cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.). Edition 1/10 (+ 2 AP). Courtesy the artist.