JERRY UELSMANN (1934 -2022)

Untitled, 1992

A pioneer of collaging and multiple imaging decades before the advent of Photoshop and computer-based imaging, Jerry Uelsmann was able to produce flawlessly realized and executed images working with multiple enlargers, negatives and an array of highly-refined masking, diffusion, burning and dodging techniques.

Drawn to the freedom engaged in by other artists to produce their own realities, and describing his photography as a form of visual myth making, Uelsmann uses the camera to record images that form the basis of a highly personalized and deeply felt visual syntax and vocabulary. Out of this grammar Uelsmann created a language and world of dreams that draw upon specific iconic motifs, elemental natural forms, and psychological insights into human memory, dreams and consciousness.