Diemut von Funck · Sebastian Weise
The current exhibition with photographic positions by Diemut von Funck and Sebastian Weise starts at the interface between the objectifying reproduction of nature and its artistic interpretation through alienation. 21 fine art prints will be presented that have not yet been shown in the gallery.
5 April 2023 – 29 April 2023
On 5 April at 7 pm all are invited to the opening reception at the gallery. The artists are present.
The following works are presented in the show:
Nature and the experience of nature as an emotionally charged alternative to culture, which is based on rational human motives for action, has been one of its favorite topoi since the beginning of fine arts. Inevitably, however, every depiction of nature, especially landscape, is subject to a process of selection and reduction, depending on the artist’s individual access by means of symbolic transformation, right up to abstraction. This not only applies to manually created works of art, but also to photography, which no less uses the cropped frame and thereby enters into a dialogue with the complex variety of structures and colors found.
The current exhibition with photographic positions by Diemut von Funck and Sebastian Weise starts at the interface between the objectifying reproduction of nature and its artistic interpretation through alienation. The Munich photographer Diemut von Funck (born 1952 in Krefeld, trained at the Prague School of Photography in Kefermarkt near Linz) is less interested in depicting the obvious than in the reinterpretation of form and color, which she uses in the artistic process via the movement of the camera as well as in the superimposition of motifs. It‘s the change, the dissolution of space and time, the interweaving of surfaces that allow a different reality to appear in abstraction: bringing the invisible out from behind the visible, exposing symbolic structures of nature.
The overlapping landscape shots by Sebastian Weise (born 1975 in Sondershausen, studies of culture and applied media in Leipzig and Ilmenau), on the other hand, refer to Surrealist painting in their technical approach as well as in their appearance and composition. “The (basic) images were created over a period of several years. Some are part of other series, some were waiting in the archive to be rediscovered. Their combination or fusion brings them into new aesthetic and also thematic contexts. The process of collage was used very intuitively by me.” During the time of travel restrictions during the corona pandemic, Weise created a series of new landscape images from existing material as fictitious places of longing, varying his main theme–randomly found objects and places–in many ways.