Posts Tagged ‘archive

18
Apr
12

Roy Arden : Collages

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‘Under the Sun’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Vertical’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Sur L’herbe’
Roy Arden
Collage
2009
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‘Quick and Painful’
Roy Arden
Collage
2009
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‘Its all about’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Fearless’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Colossal Youth’
Roy Arden
Collage
2007
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‘Around the World’
Roy Arden
Collage
2009
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Over the last decade Arden has widened his artistic practice to include collages, videos, paintings, sculpture and web-based projects. However, even though his working practice is becoming more diverse, certain themes continue to run though his work. These are history, modernity and the archive. Arden has created his own immense archive of images, that he has collected from newspapers, magazines and the internet that he continually uses in his different series of works. Driven by a personal necessity, Arden delves into the trash heap of history for images that reveal something about how and why we arrived at our present predicament. Arden’s paper collages are intimate in scale and seem to channel the history of collage while entertaining various subjects through their kaleidoscope of cut and torn fragments. His digital collages are generally more orderly and speak of the need to archive and its attendant folly. Arden’s more recent paintings and drawings present singular images in a graphic style similar to early Pop Art but always with critical intent. [Extract : Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery]

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Roy Arden : Website

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10
Feb
11

Christiane Feser : “Folds” Series (Photo Collage)

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Folded landscapes, digitally arranged from an archive
with photographs of thousands of folded ‘A4’ sheets.

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Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

Photo Collages
Lambdaprint, Diasec
200 x 140 cm
2007, 2008

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Christiane Feser : Website

07
Feb
11

Beate Gütschow : “S” Series (Photographic Constructions)

S #2
C-Print, aluminum
142 cm x 122 cm
2005

S#11
Light jet print
180.1 x 232.2 cm
2005

S#14
Light Jet Print
180 x 267 cm
2005

S#17
Light Jet Print
69 x 84 cm
2006

‘untitled’
Light Jet Print
60 cm x 77 cm
2005

S#24
Light Jet Print
212 x 177 cm
2007

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Gütschow became known for her large-format landscape photographs, produced by assembling fragments of individual images on the computer. She has used this process to create her new black-and-white photographs. Her own photographs and others found in books and archives served as the basic material. The resulting images depict an unreal, apocalyptic world. We see uninhabited urban areas, fragments of civilization heaped on top of each other; empty lots are lined up, or are occupied by monumental buildings that once carried the weight of modern futurism. People are isolated islands in this inhospitable world: they appear alienated, lacking a tolerable way of keeping their lives together.

The images remind us of regions in crisis, but cannot be associated with a specific country or conflict. As do her panoramic landscapes, these urban scenarios disturb the viewer by their thoughtful treatment of remembered images. In breaking with reality, the images prompt us to look more carefully, impelling us to ask what lies behind the things we take for granted. The medium does not help us to place the images in a particular time period. Although black-and-white photography usually betokens authenticity or a documentary-like quality, the digital process turns the pictures into fiction. [Barbara Gross Galerie]

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Beate Gütschow : Website

Beate Gütschow : Katz Contemporary

Beate Gütschow : Barbara Gross Galerie




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