|Contemporary Art in Rome|
"Nothing is as it seems to be, nothing seems to be as it is" - this motto is the guideline for my photographic works like a red thread. I do understand photography not only in a classical way as a real picture of objects and situations, but as well as a search for the imagination behind. Finally everything is transitory and subject to constant change.
I am finding my motives in everyday life. Pretended incidental motives or as well insignificant ones will become abstract compositions of pictures, consisting of light, color or form by analog or digital technology used.
Looking for very new aesthetics, I give seemingly banal things an additional dimension.
I started my training for Photography in 1997 Beginning with travel photography, showed in travel brochures and exibitions. Later I contributed to „LeonArt“, the cultural supplement the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. But my focus today is on experimental photography. I have exhibited my art in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, China and USA (NY), South-Korea in public spaces and galleries. I curated several exibitions 1950 born in the Harz, Germany, living and working in Starnberg
1994 Starting with photography: for travel folders, photography for “Leon Art”, a cultural supplement of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Presently focusing on experimental photography.
2010 Founder and leader of the integrative photography club “Die Fotowilden”.
2015-2016 Curator of Temporärer Kunstsalon 5 in Starnberg
2017 Academy of Arts, Augsburg, Bavaria, “Papersculptures”.
2009 2014 Academy of Arts, Augsburg, various printing technologies, Rainer Kaiser
2010 Summeracademy Salzburg with Destiny Deacon.
2010 Academy of Arts, Bad Reichenhall, working with wax.
2003 School for Photography, Bad Tölz
1968-1971 Graduation as a physiotherapist.
2015 Grüner Wanninger, cultural award
2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, NY, USA
2009 Second Price in the competition “Blue” of the magazine “Photographie”
2017 Trierenberg Super Circuit, Luxury Edition XIII
Solo exhibitions, selection
2016 ernst und heiter (grave and cheerful), Temporärer Kunstsalon 5, Starnberg
2013 scheinbar (‘beyond surfaces’), Gallery of the Munich-Starnberg Savings Bank
2011 Works show, Mohr-Villa, Munich
2011 In Motion, Pingyao, China
2011 Abstract, Gallery Risse, Wessling
2010 Woosh, City Hall, Starnberg
Group exhibitions, selektion:
2018 Baum Wald Leben, Säulenhalle, Landsberg am Lech
2018 blue bleu blau blu, Biennale Austria, Vienna
2017 Diversity, Yukyung Art Museum Geoje, South Korea
2017 ARTMUC, International Art Fair, Munich
2017 LA JOIE DE VIVRE; Centro D' Arte San Vidal, Venice
2017 Salon de la Photography, Vienna, Austria
2016 Carrousel de Louvre, PAKS Gallery, Paris, France
2015 Plural Unique 2, NEXT Gallery, Piacenza, Italy
2015 International Art Fair Austria Castle Neuberg, PAKS Gallery, Austria
2015 Milan contemporary, Basilica S. Ambrogio, Jelmoni Gallery, Milano, Italy
2014 Miami Art Fair, Gallery Artifact, New York
2014 International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, New York
2012 Green light, Halle 50, Domagk Ateliers, Munich
2012 Bavaria Inside Out and Upside down – A local view”, Pingyao, China
2010 Inside – Outside, International Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria
2009 Travel to far away places, Gallery of the airport of Munich
2008 Building Bridges – 850 Years of Munich” City of Munich
2008 Tibetan Impressions, Gallery Treffpunkt, Ottobrunn
Curated exhibitions, selection:
2018 anders sehen, art and haelthy, urban culture in town hall Starnberg
2015, 2016 Opening, Served, Only waste?, Worlds, lost and found, Kunstsalon5, Starnberg
2012 Distant Neighbours with the University of Nanjing, China, in Munich
2012 Bavaria- Inside Out and Upside Down – A Local View” Pingyao, China
2009 Photographing United, Project for the Upper Bavarian Cultural Week
Public: Arbeitsamt Starnberg (Germany), Museum Pingyao (China), Hongshanxi Hotel Pingyao (China), Munich-Starnberg Savings Bank, Yukyung Art Museum Geoje (South Korea).
photography on aluminium Dibond, digital art
54 x 89 cm
|ARTWORKS | figurative paintings | abstract and informal paintings | photos | digital art | sculpture|