Magnum Silentium Elipsis Gallery is pleased to announce Magnum Silentium, the second solo show of internationally renowned British photographer Michael Kenna to be held in Turkey, from 17 November until 30 December 2011. Magnum Silentium covers Kenna’s recent works from Italy, France, Brazil, Egypt, South Korea, Mexico, China and Japan. Often described as one of the masters of fine art photography, Michael Kenna primarily photographs from dusk till dawn, in the solitary silence creating the finest black & white landscapes. He captures the movement of time and presence that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Everything becomes beautifully abstract for which he has become legendary. In his photography there are many themes that are reoccur in his work such as architectural structures, temples, water, space, the tree, the far east, etc. Kenna’s work with nature is somewhat a symbiotic relationship with wondrous things that tend to open up and present itself with time. He presents to us what time does to subject matter. The structures in the sea or the tree’s underlying form become architectural somehow in a calm, meditative fashion. Some of his latest works in Anhui province of the Huangshan Mountains, eastern China, portray the zen-like exquisite mystical peaks that have been an inspiration for Chinese painters and masters for centuries. He also revisits Venice, where he captures the decadence and decay of the palazzos, courtyards and the dramatic docking posts laid in the canal. His cityscapes effortlessly illuminate the night are somewhat discreet.