Experimental Photographic Works by Christine Erhard | Yellowtrace

MI III, 2012 © Christine Erhard.

Experimental Photographic Works by Christine Erhard | Yellowtrace

A XX, 2011 © Christine Erhard.

Experimental Photographic Works by Christine Erhard | Yellowtrace

MI IV, 2013 © Christine Erhard.

Experimental Photographic Works by Christine Erhard | Yellowtrace

DEBRA III, 2014 © Christine Erhard.

Experimental Photographic Works by Christine Erhard | Yellowtrace

MI V, 2014 © Christine Erhard.

 

German artist Christine Erhard’s experimental photographic works evolve out of a sculptural process in her studio – first the object is constructed from cardboard models and everyday items, and then photographed. The conceptual drive for Christine’s photographs come from a found image, such as historical architecture and art.

“Although the picture space in my photographs appears to be extremely heterogeneous and broken, the images are not photomontages in the conventional sense. The disparate materials, lines of sight and levels of reality were in actual, physical contact with each other. Anamorphic models—models that have been constructed for a specific camera viewpoint, appearing distorted when another viewpoint is adopted—are often integral to this process” explains Erhard.

The photographs in the series “Moscow Intervention” draw on the art of modernism, taking reference from Suprematist painting and other aesthetic expressions that developed in the Soviet Union in the 1920’s – some of the works have integrated original photographs of the buildings of the Soviet avant-garde. The series explores both photographic and painterly works of Russian Constructivism – many who were active as painters, poets, graphic designers, photographers and teachers, so this also fits in with the overall theme.

 


[Images © Christine Erhard.]

 

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