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Title

Untitled (M.L.C Building, Martin Place, Sydney)


Artist

Steven Lojewski

England, Canada, Australia

1952 -


About

The photographs of Steven Lojewski often reveal the unseen in the built environment, the quirky forms that seem to escape ordinary vision. Lojewski was born in London and spent early years in Canada, before moving to Melbourne and studying photography at Prahran College of Advanced Education. He moved to Sydney in the mid 1970s, where he now lives and teaches at Sydney College of the Arts. His work is concerned with formal elements of shape, line and texture. These elements are often juxtaposed through unlikely camera angles and sharp perspectives to create layered images. Architectural symbols are framed in isolation with simple beauty, or else thrown against each other in collages that suggest the visual fragmentation of architecture in the highly developed metropolis. In these views from Sydney rooftops, simple architectural elements such as the dome of the Queen Victoria Building are eloquently framed within Lojewski's formal compositions.


Details


Date

1983


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

25.8 x 25.6 cm image; 31.7 x 30.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

21.1984


Artist information

Steven Lojewski

Works in the collection

25


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 165

Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 22

Michael Wardell, My city of Sydney, Sydney, 2000. no catalogue numbers