LAURA ZALENGA · KORBINIAN VOGT
A WORLD OF MY OWN
Photo artist and social-media sensation Laura Zalenga (b. 1990) from Biberach a. d. Riß, shows 22 works from all phases of her work, with a special focus on the series “Fairy Tales” and “Mirrors.” The exhibition will be supplemented by six new works by Munich photographer Korbinian Vogt (b. 1995), which were recently taken before the unique natural backdrop of Greenland.
21 September 2017 – 5 January 2018
On 21 September beginning at 7 p.m. all are invited to the opening reception at the gallery. The artists will be present.
The following works are presented in the show:
A WORLD OF MY OWN
Her photographs are making a considerable contribution to the image perception of our time, and the great number of followers she has on social media reflects that fact. The young photographer Laura Zalenga (b. 1990) enjoys attention and recognition from all over the world, thanks to the explosive proliferation of her pictures on various photoblogs. Her customers include companies such as Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz and Sony. An autodidact, she began experimenting with digital photography in 2009, appearing in front of camera herself in her own work from the beginning. With an inexhaustible wealth of ideas, Zalenga challenges the concept of self and moves freely between states of being, physical changes and injuries and spatial situations in an individual visual language which is given an additional atmospheric density through digital image processing. It is only through such digital processing, in fact, that some motifs couldbe created in first place. Beguiling pictorial ideas thus arise, to which the chosen means, almost as a matter of course, subordinate themselves. Pure portrait and self-portrait photographs stand in contrast to narrative stagings in the great outdoors or in front of a monochrome gray wall. The often high-contrast sceneries, immersed in cold colorfulness, bring the image aesthetics of films by Tim Burton to mind. It’s no coincidence that Laura Zalenga’s pictures now grace the covers of successful fantasy books and theater posters. This exhibition presents, for the first time, a selection of 22 works taken from all of the creative phases of the artist, who now lives in Biberbach an der Riß.
Six works by the well-known Munich photographer Korbinian Vogt (b. 1995), who stages the female nude in spectacular landscape settings, round the exhibition out. The works, presented here for the first time a few weeks ago, are set before the breathtaking natural scenery of Greenland.