530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Mark Hellweg
From Here to There
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Seven Sisters - Pleiades   Seven Sisters - Pleiades
    Photography on Canvas
    19.5" x 29.5"
    Mark Hellweg

  • Horse Head Nebula   Horse Head Nebula
    Photography on Canvas
    19.5" x 29.5"
    Mark Hellweg

  • Great Orion Nebula   Great Orion Nebula
    Photography on Canvas
    47" x 71"
    Mark Hellweg

  • Andromeda Galaxy   Andromeda Galaxy
    Photography on Canvas
    47" x 63"
    Mark Hellweg


Mark Hellweg

MARK HELLWEG

From Here to There
March 8 - March 29, 2016
Reception: Thursday March 10, 2016 6-8 PM

Photographer Mark Hellweg works under the pseudonym “Brightway,” a translation of his last name from German into English. However, that pseudonym stands for more than his name: it is also an apt description of his approach to image-making. Hellweg says he has always had a passion for astrophotography, in which the camera’s eye is turned toward the stars and the night sky. In his pictures, he balances stark contrasts of light and darkness and captures a surprising variety of textures, and the resulting images have a physicality that pulls us immediately into the artist’s world.

That world is not only limited to the skies: Hellweg is also a strong landscape photographer, giving the natural world and urban environments the same sharpness, clarity and depth he gives to galaxies and constellations. Printing his work on canvas and a variety of photographic papers, he creates images that bring each scene to life, giving every element a fully realized presence. “To freely choose extracts and moments in the world,” he says, “is the particular appeal for me in this type of photography.” 




Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984