Jeff Wall is widely recognized as one of the most adventurous and inventive artists of his generation. Over the past thirty years, Wall has created a distinct body of photographs consisting of cinematographic pictures using actors, sets, and special effects. More recently, he has been working with unstaged documentary photographs on paper.
Rock Surface, his edition for the New Museum, is a black-and-white diptych exploring geological patterns and dimensions of nature. In both subject matter and presentation, this piece is part of a new chapter in the artist’s work and a continuation of his examination of perceived reality.
Rock Surface, 2006
Two silver-gelatin prints in a custom-made cloth-covered box
Each: 10 3/4 × 16 1/4 in (27.3 × 41.3 cm)
Edition of 30 with 12 APs
Printed in the artist’s darkroom by Mike Grill
Published by Carolina Nitsch for the New Museum