Limited edition of 100 and 25
Us is one of a collection of limited edition archival inkjet prints published to celebrate a catalogue of truly remarkable and unique soundworks by Peter Gabriel. David Scheinmann told Hypergallery "Peter made his decision to work with me without really having an image in mind, just a willingness to trust in a process that would lead us there. Lengthy discussions and brainstorming [lead] to a desire to make an image with a contemporary art/performance art influence. I knew the album was hewn from Peter's own experiences in relationships and aptly entitled Us. When he told me of his appreciation of the power and simplicity of expanses of colour in Rothko's work we were on our way. What emerged was a physical space in the dominant color of red in which Peter in a blue/cyan suit dipped in pure pigment would be trying to embrace or lunge at a kind of ephemeral intangible female form. The naked female figure in the shot (my downstairs neighbour at the time) was Peter's idea and he wanted to get across the idea of grasping at all that is illusory in relationships. Many frames were shot on varying long time exposures in order to find that sweet moment where everything was blurred just enough by movement save for Peter's face. That day it was indeed like recording a piece of performance art. The white outline that appears around Peter actually happened in camera as the red and blue combined during as a result of Peters movement during time exposure. For me the image is a wonderful combination of organic and honest photography maximised through the latest technology at the time serving a clear artistic and emotional sentiment." Us comprises two editions: a smaller print (the edition of 100) and a larger print (the edition of 25). Every print in this collection has been signed by Peter Gabriel himself.
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