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.”