Desert Birds

February 2, 2011February 26, 2011
Werner Bartsch's 'Desert Birds' depict the aerospace storage bases in the south-west of the USA which are strictly sealed off from the outside world. For this project doors were only opened exceptionally. In his pictures he illustrates the fascination of these places and focuses the strange and bizarre appearance of the disused airplanes in the expanse of the barren desert. In contrast to the activity of an airport one feels the isolation here. Instead of materials like steel, glass and concrete there are only sand, stones and some blades of grass. The contradictoriness between the airplanes as objects and the context of the desert creates new perspectives: like imposing metal sculptures the airplanes adapt themselves to the impassable area becoming artworks unintentionally.

 

  • Werner Bartsch
    Cockpit

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch - 747 2
    Werner Bartsch - 747 2
    Werner Bartsch
    747 #2

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    Ed. 15
  • Werner Bartsch
    Air Force One

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Full Moon #1

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Clean Cut

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Stranded #2

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Tail #1

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Dakotas #3

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Skymaster #1

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    DC10 #2

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 15
  • Werner Bartsch
    Blue Sky

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Boneyard #2

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 15
  • Werner Bartsch
    Stranded #4

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Gangway

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 7
  • Werner Bartsch
    Grounded #4

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Archival pigment print, printed 2010

    100 x 140 cm
    Ed. 15