Following on from his debut exhibition ‘My Keys to the Secret Garden’ in 2018, Konrad Bartelski brings a new collection of limited edition prints which reflect the details of the rugged landscape and capture the emotion of the seductive wilderness.
Konrad has undertaken many expeditions to the remote and extreme corners of the world; to the Norwegian Arctic, Antarctica, climbed volcanoes in Iceland, Northern California, Kamchatka , Russia and Japan, as well as the uncharted slopes of Kyrgyzstan, the back-country in the Alps, Kashmir and the majesty of Patagonia.
Konrad”™s passion for the vast spaces is inspired by the local knowledge and skills of some most remarkable and hugely experienced mountain guides and he claims that “It is these sensitive and imaginative characters who have enabled me to explore the areas of this earth where the perspective and scale of the winter geography is captured at its purest.”
The 7 C’s
19th November – 3rd December 2019
23 Grafton Street
About Konrad Bartleski:
As a child, Konrad had ambitions to be a downhill ski racer and first competed in the FIS World Cup Ski as a sixteen year old. The following year he raced in Sapporo, Japan in the 1972 Olympic Winter Games. In 1981 in Val Gardena, Konrad achieved his ambition of seeing the Union Flag flying above a World Cup podium, with his second place in the downhill. Throughout his ski racing career, he would always travel with a SLR camera and that has not changed, as every day Konrad skis, he carries his camera in the mountains. In his words, “It is when the weather is grey and moody that our planet reveals its most spectacular drama”.