collages (2007-2017)

please visit the galleries houses, signs and creatures

about my art

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.

awards, exhibitions

international awards: 

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

 

exhibitions:

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

prints

my collages are released in editions of 8-12 pieces. The print is done on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper.

The typical size is 75 x 55 cm. Other designs and sizes are available on request.
Interested? Please write to jungzuhause@hotmail.com. Or phone: 0049 7195 2090084