Richard Konecky artwork for sale and artist biography
For Richard Konecky the actual landscape marks the beginning of a creative journey. In the words of Paul Klee, ‘the intention is not to reflect the visible, but to make visible.’ What is made visible through the lens of Konecky's camera at times can be an abstract image distilling the landscape that presents itself down to very basic characteristic shapes and lines.
Kone...cky had taken his first aerial photographs during an earlier project in Iceland and was struck by the changed perspective and geometry of the landscape seen from the air. Though he had never been to Africa, when the opportunity came along to spend a week doing aerial photography by helicopter in Kenya, he jumped in wholeheartedly.
The work presented here is from this 2018 trip to the remote parts of Northern Kenya. From the vantage point of a helicopter his aim was to focus on diverse and remote, largely inaccessible landscape.
Desert savannahs, sand dunes, volcanic fields, lakes and alpine vistas - from sea level to Mount Kenya at 15,500' elevation, from the amazing Rift valley to the meandering rivers and dry riverbeds in the Chalbi desert to the enormous Lake Turkana.