WALTER NIEDERMAYR

WALTER NIEDERMAYR: THE ASPEN SERIES

The Aspen Series by Walter Niedermayr was commissioned in 2009 by Paula and Jim Crown, partners of Aspen Skiing Company. They are the first works produced in the U.S. by the internationally acclaimed photographer. The combination of Niedermayr’s photography and the epic mountain scenery is a visual tour de force. Even long time Aspenites remarked that they ‘saw the mountains anew’ through Niedermayr’s work. 

The Aspen Skiing Company and the Crown Family are mission-driven to provide the best skiing and snowboarding experience for you, our guests. Since it’s founding in 1947 the Aspen Skiing Company has been committed to the renewal of the mind, body and spirit, and appreciation of our place in the natural world. The Aspen Series continues that tradition. This innovative, slopeside exhibit is another one of the many reasons to make Aspen Snowmass your vacation destination.

THE ARTIST

Walter Niedermayr was born in Bolzano, Italy in 1952. Niedermayr began photographing the landscape in 1987 and is recognized worldwide for his distinctive visual vocabulary’s use of multi-panel images and subtle color.

THE EXHIBITION

Look for Walter Niedermayr's artwork across all four mountains, and in some other unexpected places as well. In Aspen, look for work at the Sundeck, in the Benedict Room, the Terrace Bar at The Little Nell, The Little Nell lobby, and The Limelight Hotel. In Snowmass, look for work at Sneaky's Tavern, the Snowmass Gondola Ticket Office, the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center, and Elk Camp. At Highlands and Buttermilk, the Merry-Go-Round, The Cliffhouse and Bumps. A Walter Niedermayr work is also on loan to the CSCUSA offices in Denver.

SEASON PASSES

Inspired by our partnership with Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Skiing Company continues the theme of art in unexpected places by printing unique contemporary art images on lift tickets for the sixth consecutive year. Niedermayr’s unique image of the famous Highland Bowl from The Aspen Series is printed on 2010-2011 season passes.

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Pictured above is Aspen 10, 2009. The diptych was used on the back of season passes during the 2012-2013 season.

ASPEN 20/2009: Sam’s Knob at Snowmass

Man’s concept of real-world landscapes is perceived through media based images. Man’s approach towards the real world has taken place largely by means of the image. Perception of landscape is primarily the perception of images.”...

ASPEN 34/2009: Aspen Mountain

“Through multiplicity, an instantaneous photographic image breaks the concept of place and time. This literally amplifies the ‘horizons’ of our perception.”— Walter Niedermayr Exhibit location: Sundeck, Benedict Room, Aspen Mountain

Digital Banners

These unique banners are composed of images taken from each of the four mountains at Aspen Snowmass. According to Niedermayr, this composite pattern alternates between the appearance of reality and the manipulated reality of the image, with an aim...

ASPEN 105/2009: Aspen Mountain & Tiehack at Buttermilk

These unique banners are composed of images taken from each of the four mountains at Aspen Snowmass. According to Niedermayr, this composite pattern alternates between the appearance of reality and the manipulated reality of the image, with an aim...

ASPEN 51/2009: Aspen Highlands

“My work alternates between the appearance of so-called reality and the reality of the image; it aims to reveal medial representation as well as to foster and clarify perception.” — Walter Niedermayr Exhibit location: The...

ASPEN 26/2009: Aspen Highlands

“The depiction of the landscape itself in the two photos is regarded by most people as a so-called natural landscape, which isn’t actually correct ...

ASPEN 98/2009: Highland Bowl at Aspen Highlands

The difference between staging and reality must be renegotiated over and over again. The more sophisticated the technology becomes, the more problematic the notion of reality.” — Walter Niedermayr Exhibit location: Terrace Bar at The...

ASPEN 02/2009: Buttermilk

Niedermayr’s photographic works, with their multiple parts, reveal an environment that lies beyond the world of experience. The attitudes have more to do with imagination than with traditional photographic representation. “Every...

ASPEN 77/2009

The perception of this alpine space, in particular of the landscape and nature, continues to be committed to the conventional image: the antipodal relation between man and nature. Here unspoiled and veritable nature; there the already tainted...

ASPEN 25/2009

“The depiction of the landscape itself in the two photos is regarded by most people as a so-called natural landscape, which isn’t actually correct because it is in fact a cultural landscape that has been modified and constructed by...

ASPEN 05/2009

“I look for places where people are doing something in the landscape, where they are occupying and restructuring it. I find places that are largely devoid of people far less interesting. One might conclude that the only landscapes we have...

ASPEN 81/2009

“I imagine creating an image space in which the observer is able to define his own point of view. Ambiguity in respect to content, ambiguity in respect to form, and ambiguity regarding the possibility of a closer examination. There are...

ASPEN 30/2009: Buttermilk Superpipe

“Using the medium of photography, I try to dissent from realism in an attempt to show the openness and limitlessness that lies in front of and behind the image. The visible becomes visible within a horizon only if the not-visible recedes....

ASPEN 32/2009: Fanny Hill on Snowmass

Niedermayr’s work presents images of startling beauty and subtle complexity, inviting one to contemplate man’s evolving relationship to his environment. “From a spatial point of view, everything is perpetually changing; including...

ASPEN 06/2009: Elk Camp at Snowmass

Niedermayr surveys the interaction between man and nature with a cool, objective eye, presenting an updated take on a sublime landscape that now features ski lifts, gondolas and snow scored by the paths of skiers and brightly colored...

ASPEN 88/2009: Panda Peak at Buttermilk

“Spaces and places are produced through pictorial communication. They function as the carriers and mirror images of social needs and desires. The perception of landscape or nature is still committed to the classical image: the relationship...

ASPEN 110/2009

“Reality is constructed through our senses, thus the so-called truth about our existence is only an apparent one. There is no right way of viewing, nor are there formally definitive solutions that can rise above all that are momentary.”...

Walter Neidermayr Map

Find installations of Niedermayr's The Aspen Series around our Four Mountains.




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