Collages have fascinated me ever since I was a child. It all began in the photo lab of my father. With scissors and glue, the first fantastic buildings were made.
Basically, I don’t do anything differently nowadays. I cut apart my photos and make them into new shapes. The digital possibilities in the realm of image processing have led many to be
artistically impressed with Photoshop. I don’t want that. The computer program is only a tool. It should not determine the content. My pictures should reflect reality.
I am always amazed at how architectural details can evoke certain associations and feelings. This is how a latticed window conveys coziness; one might even say it is soulful. Framework is soothing, sometimes touching. Antennas have something sinister about them. They point to something outside the picture. Concrete is cold and foreign – but maybe interesting for just that reason.
I began with the series „Houses“ in January 2015. The composition of the individual elements correlates to a logic, as if in a dream. Basically, dreams are collages. In order for my work to function properly, I also have to consider design rules. Thus, the relationship between order/disorder and homogeneity / diversity must agree. A building has to first be stable and credible before I can add some “disorder”, to let it fly for example. One such disorder refers to another, only hinting at reality.
I weave, so to speak, spiritual realities into everyday things.
2016 ND-Award, category Photomanipulation, 2. place
2017 Ipoty – International Photographer of the year, category Photomanipulation, 1. place
2017 Fine Art Photo Award, category Photomanipulation, nominated
2017 Moscow International Photo Awards, category Collage, 3. place
2012 Stuttgart – Galerie Zwischenkunst, www.zwischenkunst.com
2016 Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Art Center in Perinnye Ryady, group exhibition, www.artcenter.su
2016 Tel Aviv (Israel) – Keren Bar-Gil, group exhibition, www.kerenbargil.com
2016 Stuttgart – Galerie Nieser, www.galerie-nieser.de
2017 Lumas, www.lumas.de
2018 Line Dot Editions (Chicago), www.linedoteditions.com
I'm working on an online shop. It will be open in April or May 2018