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Simultaneities

By James Scarborough (Kirk Pedersen: Tradeoffs, 2010)

"... Pedersen creates a visual scenario for a science fiction story in which people are unwitting stones in a sophisticated game of strategy, seemingly so intent on going about their business, whatever it is, and yet captured, simultaneously, in a game they don't even realize is being played."  


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Kirk Pedersen and the Art of Bartering Your Soul
By James Scarborough (Kirk Pedersen: Tradeoffs, 2010)

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Boulevards that teem with pedestrians that don't interact with one another; architecture and city planning schemes that discourage interpersonal exchange; billboards whose models engage the photograph's viewer more than they engage the people who scurry past them down the street; foreboding alleyways, demolished building sites, and worn, faded, and shredded posters: these describe the subjects of an urban landscape in which advertising is alive and vibrant while those to whom it's directed are passive and robotic..."

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Just Passing By, Intimately and Unforgettably
By David Pagel (Kirk Pedersen: Urban Asia, 2009)

"The trick is to fuse the casual, off-handed sense that scenes are simply stumbled upon with the fact that the resulting pictures are rigorously composed: that every little detail contributes to a whole that comes off as deliberate and considered but never forced or contrived or artificial. It's a precarious balance, and one managed with aplomb and panache by Pedersen..."

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The Realization of a Possibility:
The Urban Asia Photographs of Kirk Pedersen

By Jeff Brouws (Kirk Pedersen: Urban Asia, 2009)

"No other artist-photographer is doing exactly what he's doing. With this fluid approach, traveling from city to city with no grand theme in mind, his work is distinctly different from his contemporaries..."

"And that's what Pedersen wants us to see: the unexpected. This is one of the simple beauties revealed to us by his endeavor and by the imagery created from that effort. With this practice he also flies in the face of contemporary photographic art-production methods that dictate artists stick to defined styles and create very homogenized bodies of work, where many images look remarkably similar. Pedersen dares to overturn and cast aside those strategies..."

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Kirk Pedersen:
Images of Transience and Change

By Collette Chattopadhyay (Kirk Pedersen: Urban Paintings and Photographs, 2008)

"Creating images by wandering the visually complex streets of cities, Pedersen today discovers a broad range of images that come to define specific places. Often selecting sights overlooked by most, that exist beyond a bend in the road, around the corner of a building, or on the face of a wall that has been left for demolition, Pedersen searches for and photographs the transience of life as manifest in structures often assumed to be permanent..."

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Significant Cultural Meaning from Ordinary Images
By Shao Da Zhen (Insert for Kirk Pedersen: Urban Paintings and Photographs, Beijing, Today Art Museum, 2008)
(Shao Da Zhen is the most renowned art scholar in China of Western Art History)

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Television Interview
Video of the television interview for the exhibition at the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts,
Shenyang, China, 2008 - in Chinese

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Television Interview
Web review of television interview for the exhibition at the Ucity Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou,
China, 2008 - in Chinese

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Ucity Art Museum of GAFA
Web announcement for the exhibition at the Ucity Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts,
Guangzhou, China, 2008 - in Chinese

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Finance: Oriental Art
Magazine article for the exhibition at Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2009 - in Chinese

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