Brad Rimmer // Don't Look Down
Large-scale photographs by Brad Rimmer taken on and inspired by his 2017 Basel artist exchange residency in Switzerland.
'Many of us live in heavily altered human environments, but the European Alps retain much that has been untouched for thousands of years. They are visited by millions of people every year. From ancient times to the present, the Alps have had mythological, spiritual and romantic significance. Recognisable peaks like the Matterhorn have become trademarks for chocolate companies and the like — and their rugged profiles have filtered into our everyday lives in places far away.
By deliberately inverting the image into an unnatural colour palette, the landscapes became foreign and uncomfortable: they could easily be on Mars.'
Brad Rimmer 2018