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We have a tendency to judge things on the basis of what we see. But can we always believe what our eyes tell us?
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We have a tendency to judge things on the basis of what we see. But can we always believe what our eyes tell us? People often look at the surface, but they do not observe. A person is seen as a person solely in the context of his or her body while many details of the personality or surroundings go unnoticed and remain hidden from sight.

If, however, a detail is brought into the foreground and displayed in a different light, it gains in significance. If we try to reproduce a large number of details alongside one another, the focus becomes blurred again, but the total of the single parts becomes again a whole. Yet from a completely new perspective.

The sum of all the parts need not always be identical, although it always stays the same.
When we experience this change of perspective, a person or a thing looks or appears completely different.

This is exactly what I am seeking to accomplish with my experiments. I am interested in people and people in certain situations or surroundings. New, abstract atmospheric worlds arise from analysis and synthesis, although there are always real situations, locations and people behind them – as the sum of individual, important and supposedly unimportant details.

My objective is to define portraits of people in a completely new way, integrating their own specific surroundings or life situation and interpreting them from a different viewpoint so that I can reveal just how much a change of perspective impacts the individual point of view and how the result is a fully new image.

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"Ia" – Tbilisi 2013 – 100 cm x 200 cm – Premium poster print
“Ia” – Tbilisi 2013 – 100 cm x 200 cm – Premium poster print
"Helga Protected" – Cologne 2016 – 200 cm x 70 cm – changeable hextychon on dibond aluminium composite panels
“Helga Protected” – Cologne 2016 – 200 cm x 70 cm – changeable hextychon on dibond aluminium composite panels
"Rashin" – Frankfurt 2016 – 100 cm x 150 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
“Rashin” – Frankfurt 2016 – 100 cm x 150 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
"Zurab" – Tbilisi 2013 – 100 cm x 300 cm – Premium poster print
“Zurab” – Tbilisi 2013 – 100 cm x 300 cm – Premium poster print
"Beloved Lia" – Tbilisi 2016 – 100 cm x 300 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
Beloved Lia” – Tbilisi 2016 – 100 cm x 300 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
"Sigrid & Werner" – Cologne 2015 – 100 cm x 200 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
“Sigrid & Werner” – Cologne 2015 – 100 cm x 200 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
"Renate" – Frankfurt 2015 – 135 cm x 95 cm – Premium poster print
“Renate” – Frankfurt 2015 – 135 cm x 95 cm – Premium poster print
"My World I" – 2012 – 70 cm × 200 cm – Premium poster print
“My World I” – 2012 – 70 cm × 200 cm – Premium poster print
"My World II" – 2015 – 70 cm × 200 cm – Premium poster print
“My World II” – 2015 – 70 cm × 200 cm – Premium poster print
"Strong World" – 2012 – 100 cm × 200 cm – Premium poster print
“Strong World” – 2012 – 100 cm × 200 cm – Premium poster print
"Broken World" – 2015 – 150 cm x 100 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
“Broken World” – 2015 – 150 cm x 100 cm – Dibond aluminium composite panels
"Closed World" – 2009 – 120 cm x 100 cm – Photo collage, glued
“Closed World” – 2009 – 120 cm x 100 cm – Photo collage, glued
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