Peter Newman Subterranean Blues, opens today at CNB Gallery below Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch.
The show is comprised of eight large-scale works that appear, at first glance, like planets suspended in a pitch-black universe. However, closer inspection reveals them to be depictions of city streets taken from the ground up. Dramatic and mesmerising in equal measure, they form part of Newman’s long term Metropoly project, which connects to earlier serial and typological photography, such as the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher, the German artists who methodically recorded the mechanical structures of the industrial age.
Peter Newman Subterranean Blues runs from 24/11/2015 – 14/02/16