Brume (La Falaise d'Etretat après l'orage, G.C., 1870), 2013, 2013

Miami Beach 2016
Mehdi Chouakri
Other Materials
Aluminium panel with DG3 Sheeting
240.0 x 299.0 x 18.0 (cm)
94.5 x 117.7 x 7.1 (inch)
In his series Brume (Mist) Saâdane Afif is using rectangular aluminium plates covered with customary whitish grey or green holographic foil, like those used for road signs. The foil reflects light but does not dazzle the eye, so that you feel as if you were looking into a foggy landscape. The dimensions and titles of the works are referring to famous 19th century American landscape paintings of the Hudson River School which established this genre as a subject in American Art. Interestingly, the first highway in the United States was also built with the intention to let car drivers enjoy the landscape.