German visual artist Andreas Gursky is often recognized for his enormous architecture and landscape color photographs, often using an aerial vantage point, frequently identifying systematized aspects of culture.
Andreas #Gursky. Ratingen Swimming Pool. 1987 His work is characterized by the tension between the clarity and formal nature of his photographs and the ambiguous intent and meaning they present. Influenced by documentary approach of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Through all his work runs a sense of impersonality, a depiction of the structures and patterns of collective existence, often represented by the unitary behaviour of large crowds.