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'Nature photographer' by Gregory Gentert at ČEKAONA, Zagreb

A teacher once told me that true nature photography shows no trace of a human presence. I disagree. I made these photographs working backwards from that idea. Nature, like anything else, is a human construct. Perception is always grazing against this indifferent reality, pushing meaning into chaos, and we should not confuse the two. I think beauty is what’s at stake here. We confuse the idea of a pristine unspoiled nature with our desire to perceive it. That unreal desire and the inability to meet it is where I find beauty, and what it means to be human.

This impossible notion of the pristine still interests me—the desire for it—I am not above it. It can be glimpsed in some photographs. Things can appear to simply exist. This is how we can both see and erase ourselves and our perception.

'It's All Chemical' by Julia Colavita at Assembly Room, New York

'Light Harvesting Complex' by Sara Blosseville, Vantaa

'Road To Know Where' by Joachim Coucke & Olga Fedorova at Tatjana Pieters, Gent

'Radiance Blast' by Milica Mijajlovic, Sybil Montet at VUNU gallery, Košice

'Impermanence' by Nicolas Lamas at In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand

'Mal', Off-Site Show at the James River Pipeline, Richmond

'Camouflage', Off-Site Show by prsntprsnt in Shui Long Wo, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

'LMXJVSD' by Marina G Guerreiro at Pols, Valencia

'Glossy Inviolability' by Zsófia Keresztes at Elijah Wheat Showroom, New York

'Eye to Eye Delirium' by Sofia Sinibaldi at Interstate Projects, New York

'A Tinkling Sound', a Group Show at Kunsthalle Wichita

'I am Thankful to be a Ghost Now', a Group Show at Aldea Gallery, Bergen

PALAZZINA #03: Melanie Akeret, Haydée Marin, Hannes Zulauf at Palazzina, Basel

'Tiredness Quotes' by Barbora Zentková & Julia Gryboś at Karlin Studios, Prague

'New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing' by Sharona Franklin at King’s Leap, New Y

'Another Night in Dream City' by Seán Boylan at Stranger, Baltimore

'I SAW A CROW, ORCA WAS I' by Alison Yip at Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

'DIGESTING DUCK ENTRY LEVEL POSITION' by Isabelle Frances McGuire at From the Des

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