Jeffrey Blondes

Originally a landscape painter, Blondes’ last 12 years have been devoted to making high definition films ranging in length (to date) from 9 to 76 hours. The preoccupation of these films is the point at which landscape and time meet. (This will make sense to anyone familiar with his painting as his primary instinct has always been to watch, wait and record en plein air the subtleties of nature at play in any given landscape.) As Drs Bray and Ede observed in their essay on his work: “Although Blondes is still the mediator…, film provides [the viewer] with such direct exposure to his subject that it is as though a veil has been lifted. Nature has essentially been brought inside our domestic space and because we see landscape out of its normal context, the viewer is even more acutely aware of it. Watching the films, time seems to pass inexorably slowly with the effect that one is transfixed when at last we see some movement in the landscape.”

 

FILMS

Note: These are not the actual films but a selection of 20 second segments with no transitions excerpted from the original works.

L'Étang de Pèzieres IV 2018

Real time HD (ProRes422) 48 hour loop

Edition of 7 (3 SOLD)

 

SpringAutumnSummerWinter 2014

Real time HD (ProRes422) 52 hour loop

Edition of 7

Le Bois de Mametz 2016

Real time HD (ProRes422) 24 hour loop

Edition of 7

 

Tierra del Fuego S54° W56° 2013

Real time HD (ProRes422) 18 hours 19 mins 20 seconds loop

Edition of 7 (1 SOLD)

Loch Shiel 2016

Real time HD (ProRes422) 24 hour loop

Edition of 7 (5 SOLD)

 

Tierra del Fuego 360° Forest 2015

Real time HD (ProRes422) 24 hour loop

Edition of 7 (3 SOLD)

L'Étang de Pèzieres III 2015

Real time HD (ProRes422) 52 hour loop

Edition of 7 (5 SOLD)

 

Wyoming: 3 x 180° 2015

Real time HD (ProRes HQ) 36 hour loop

Edition of 7

 

ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINTS

For these prints, Blondes takes a still from (usually) each minute of his film and presents them in a consecutive grid format from top left to bottom right. The images shown here are each details from the prints.

L’Étang de Pezières IV : 48 hours x 60 minutes 2018 (Detail)

Pigment print; 200 x 140 cm

Edition of 7

Le Bois de Mametz: 24 hours x 60 minutes 2018 (Detail)

Pigment print; 110 x 150 cm

Edition of 7

Le Grand Étang Est: 24 hours x 60 minutes 2017 (Detail)

Pigment print; 110 x 150 cm

Edition of 7

Le Grand Étang Ouest: 24 hours x 60 minutes 2017 (Detail)

Pigment print; 110 x 150 cm

Edition of 7

 

Long Island West - 12h 23m : 25 x 30 minutes 2015 (Detail)

Pigment print; 104 x 70 cm

Edition of 7

Lunar Perigee - 9h 10m 11s : 18 x 30 minutes 2009 (Detail)

Pigment print; 85 x 80 cm

Edition of 7

Summer Solstice : 24 hours x 60 minutes 2008 (Detail)

Pigment print; 110 x 150 cm

Edition of 7

La Taille des Antes: 24 hours x 60 minutes 2008 (Detail)

Pigment print; 110 x 150 cm

Edition of 7