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David Burdeny’s contemplative seascapes conquer the three dimensional realm in his Slat Art editions. This remarkable, two-layered technique presents the artist with a range of new opportunities to portray his subject. A second layer is split into strips and mounted above the initial photo to create a stunning visual effect that impresses and entices. In the tension between calmness and movement, the true power of the vast ocean is revealed, giving the viewer a completely new experience. We’ve never seen the sea like this before!
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, David Burdeny (1968) has degrees in both Interior design and a Masters in Architecture. At the age of 12, David started to photograph the prairie landscape and make his own black and white prints in a makeshift darkroom that also served as his bedroom closet. Primarily self taught, his architecture and design background greatly influences his penchant for simple exacting photographs of sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind. David purposefully photographs in poor light and near darkness. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes can not. Moving beyond the literal, his images have been described as ominous, haunting, beautiful and meditative.
"Drift" is a series of moving and still images. Collected during travels through Canada, France, Japan, England, Belgium and the USA, these photographs catalogue the shifting light and color of the world's oceans and shorelines. Using a variety of analogue and digital mediums that closely parallel racetrack photo finish technology, the images invert conventional photographic motion/time relationships. Motion is rendered still and still is rendered in motion, graphically revealing the underlying rhythms and patterns of the physical world while tracing our navigation through it.Bio
1968 born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1993 Bachelor of Interior Design, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture 1998 Master of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture Awards
2006 IPA - 1st place Landscape Division Photolucida Critical Mass Winner, Portland, Oregon Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual 2005 IPA - Non Professional Photographer of the Year: Nature IPA-1st Place Nature Non Professional IPA- 2nd Place- Nature Non Professional IPA- 3rd Place- Landscape Fine Art Non Professional Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual 2004 International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Amateur Photographer of the Year International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Architectural (Amateur) International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Nature (Amateur) International B+W Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement: Fine Art (Amateur) International B+W Spider Awards Honorable Mention: Fine Art (Amateur) Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photo Annual 2003 Honorable Mention, World In Focus, Seattle, USA Grand Prize, PhotoLife Magazine, Image International, 2002 2002 Honorable Mention, Fifteenth Annual Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada 1998 MAA Medal, Architectural Thesis Prize 1993 ASID Yale R. Burge Award, Best International Student Portfolio in Interior DesignExhibitions
2008 Greenland/Antarctica, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada 2007 Shorelines, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium New Photographs, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Drift, Exposure 2007, Gallery; Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary Alberta, Canada 2006 Shorelines, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Gallery: Davis Waldron, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Photographs, 3x10 Seattle, Washington, USA 2005 Shorelines, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2004 Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada Sur-Mer, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada Gateway Theatre, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia 2003 Interval, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada 1996 Kathmandu Urban Images, Gallery 111, Winnipeg, Canada
2006 By the Sea, Mariners Museum, Newport News , Virginia 2006 International Exhibition of fine Art Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado International Photography Gathering in Aleppo, Syria Art For Aids, Invited Group show with: Nick Brandt, Nadav Kandar, Jillian Edelstein Annie Leibowitz and others. Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada IPA Best of Show, Farmani Gallery Los Angeles, California Here are Your Waters, Green Foundation, Seoul, Korea Photographs by Burdeny, McNair, Holownia, Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada 2005 Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada Indian Hill Gallery of Fine Photography, Wells Vermont, USA 2004 Hollinger Collins Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada Summer at the Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Keep Expanding, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada 2003 Terrain, Tatar Gallery, Toronto, Canada World In Focus, Juried by Carl Gronquist, Cathryn Buchanan, Seattle, USA Peripheries, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, Canada David Evans and David Burdeny Artropolis 2003: Curated by Pauline Conley, Vancouver Canada Juried Group Show, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada Fifteenth Annual Juried Miniature Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Canada