DIEMUT VON FUNCK / STEFAN SCHUMACHER: WAHRNEHMUNGEN
The works of Munich photographers Diemut von Funck (born 1952) and Stefan Schumacher (born 1960) are juxtaposed in a group exhibition. By means of a generated motion blur, Funck’s predominately large-format works enter into a fascinating dialogue with Schumacher’s puristic, architectural photographs.
7 October 2015 – 3 November 2015
On 7 October beginning at 7 pm all are invited to the opening reception at the gallery. The artists will be present.
The following works are presented in the show:
VON FUNCK / SCHUMACHER: WAHRNEHMUNGEN
At first glance, the photographic style of both artists could not be more different. While Diemut von Funck produces movement-based images with her camera that have largely become independent in their own right, Stefan Schumacher approaches his architectural scenes with a conscious, descriptive distance and avoids every aspect of enlivening the images. Schumacher adds to this through his use of subdued light that eliminates any cast shadow. Where these two groups of works merge is exactly at the point that requires the viewer to work for his or her own visual experience with help from their own cognition. Ultimately, Diemut von Funck manages a polychrome, pictorial reality that investigates the depth between abstraction and accurate reproduction, achieving an aesthetic gain as a result of this transition. Stefan Schumacher’s works, in contrast, are characterized by an ontological grasp of reality. Upon closer inspection, Schumacher’s completely unspectacular localities reveal color relationships, as well as structural relationships, within a micro– and macroscopic context. What is seen in the image will be understood as symbolic and worked out accordingly. Both artists are worthy of closer examination.