Mountain tops, stock market charts, and how to mash them up (Michael Najjar at Young Gallery)
Remember Joan Fontcuberta? The Catalan photographer who turned paintings of Dali, Kandinski and Turner into photographs (review here), using computer software? Young Gallery (Brussels) presents another photographer who likes to digitally fuse two different worlds. For his series High altitude German photographer Michael Najjar digitally altered the pictures he took during a mounting-climbing expedition (in January 2009 Najjar climbed Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas). As he wanted his landscapes to resemble stock market charts of the past 30 years, he digitally altered the pictures. The results are digital hybrids: mash-ups of mountain tops with stock market charts. Young Gallery presents a couple of photographs from Najjar’s Netropolis series as well (through April 24). Info here.