Unassuming Observations

Stephen Shore

Well known for his neutral, objective and almost indifferent images, Stephen Shore (b. 1947) broke the mould when he made his photographic debut in the 1960s. Shore’s works are unassuming: he finds a subject in anything no matter how “normal” it appears and he has travelled across the world capturing everyday moments. A hugely influential artist with more than 50 solo exhibitions and numerous monographs to his name, Shore is celebrated in a show at Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, until 23 November. Featuring over 300 pieces and covering the core concepts of his practice, the presentation explores his use of landscape, colour and black and white visuals and the distinct language of his photography. The carefully curated selection includes both familiar projects, such as Uncommon Places (1973 – early 1980s) and American Surfaces (1972-73), and more recent shots, some of which have never been published before. Find out more about the exhibition by visiting www.exposicionesmapfrearte.com/stephenshore.