Geerlinks, Erwin Olaf, Sveinn Fannar Johannsson, Maslen &
Tim White-Sobieski, Lukas Maximilian Hüller, Daniel &
Geo Fuchs, Liza Nguyen, Denise Marika, JH Engström, and
Caprice Horn Berlin are pleased to present the group exhibition
Refraction within the frame of the EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY
which is taking place throughout November in Paris, Vienna,
Berlin, Bratislava, Luxembourg, Moscow and Rome.
photographic works of the exhibition are all concerned with
the technical and emotional fracture occurring between the individual
and his surroundings. Daniel & Geo Fuchs approach extreme
personal situations, which others would prefer to avoid. Their
series "Conserving" portrays life-in-death with objects
from scientific collections. Lukas Maximilian Hüller, on
the other hand, makes an appeal to human conscience and thematizes
in an innovative manner the Seven Deadly Sins with reference
to Hieronymus Bosch's depiction of these transgressions in the
form of a circular table.
the works of Maslen & Mehra, Californian and Australian
landscapes are reflected in the human beings themselves. An
effect created by placing mirror sculptures of people in different
contexts and photographing them. The staging of living dream-
sequences by Sveinn Fannar Johannsson makes the unusual behaviour
of his figures seem almost familiar. In the works of the Dutchwoman
Margi Geerlinks, the individual creates a personal and utterly
new world. In the artistic perspective of Erwin Olaf, the search
for identity by the naked astral body culminates in the purchase
of designer articles intended to strengthen the ego.
Nguyen has created a quite personal portrait of her deceased
father with the series "My father." JH Engström
continues the work of his teacher Anders Petersen and thematizes
the deep desire for life, where as Michael Ackermann, with his
black-and- white pictures of Poland, transcends the border between
painting and photography. As the sole artist working from behind
a video camera, Denise Marika depicts in her "Video Sculptures"
the refraction of light upon moving nude figures.