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Adam Katseff

Waterfall VII

Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Adam Katseff

Adam Katseff

Waterfall VII

Waterfall VII

Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Adam Katseff

b. 1984

Waterfall VII


lacquered pigment ink print, flush-mounted, framed, signed in ink on the photographer's label and with a Robert Koch Gallery label on the reverse, 2014, printed in 2020, no. 3 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs

image: 30 by 24 in. (76.2 by 61 cm.)

frame: 31 ½ by 25 ½ in. (80 by 64.8 cm.)

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"Well grounded in the history of photography, Adam Katseff received his MFA in photography from Stanford University. Inspired by 19th century photography, Katseff sought to add to the language of photography and approach landscape in an entirely different manner. Since our inception the Robert Koch Gallery has exhibited work that spans the history of the medium. Many of our contemporary artists' work convey a deep understanding and dialogue with earlier eras of art history.


Katseff conceptually set off to recapture these specific locations and in doing so reinterpreted the landscape. Of the chiaroscurist nature of the work Katseff remarks, 'The subjects of my recent work are at the same time familiar and elusive. The outline of the image is easy to see, and as with memory our imagination must supply the rest. This is the goal of my current series, to present the viewer with a partial landscape and invite them to compose the rest themselves. In this way the images become at once universal and deeply personal; an exploration of the line between physical space and our psychological relationship to it. Each viewer must invest their own experience, their own subconscious into the work to make it whole, and each comes away with an impression based partly in reality, and partly of their own creation.'


Though minimalist in approach, on closer inspection of Katseff's dark and mysterious photographs, the viewer discovers rich and exceptional detail. Drawn to the Western landscape, Adam Katseff began photographing iconic locations, which also captivated and inspired influential artists such as Ansel Adams, Carleton Watkins, Albert Bierstadt, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Henry Jackson." - Robert Koch


Established in 1979, The Robert Koch Gallery exhibits and offers a wide range of exemplary photography that spans the history of the medium from the 19th century to the present. From inception, its mission has been to help define and participate in the evolving understanding of the history of photography. Their contemporary program is shaped by a desire to build the dialogue around significant social, environmental, and aesthetic issues of our time, an aim that is shared by many of the gallery’s artists.