Thomas Kellner

The German photographer Thomas Kellner was the fourth artist to pay Aarhus a visit in connection with FRESH EYES. During his visit to Aarhus he worked to transform his conception of Denmark as a northern country by the seaside into a visual expression.
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Thomas Kellner
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The German photographer Thomas Kellner was the fourth artist to pay Aarhus a visit in connection with FRESH EYES. During his visit to Aarhus he worked to transform his conception of Denmark as a northern country by the seaside into a visual expression. He plans to achieve this by visually converting one of the iconic buildings by Aarhus harbour – The Iceberg - into a wave.

Thomas Kellner is known for his photographs of seemingly dancing architectural exteriors and interiors of tourist attractions from all over the world. Even though his photographs show popular motives that have been mass-produced, his work is unique due to his new artistic method called “visual analytical synthesis” in which he does not take one shot but several thoughtfully planned ones in order to create a picture out of contact sheets. His work is often referred to Cubism considering that his creative process includes a construction but the results resemble a deconstruction. Thomas Kellner’s works imitate the wandering look of the eye, showing us segments of the total which come together as one image. Therefore his photographs do not deconstruct architecture but reconstruct our view on it. At the same time his work also reflects the flood of pictures we live in nowadays and furthermore contains the question of decaying cultural values.

In 2016 Thomas Kellner was awarded the Award of Excellence at the 2nd International Industrial Photography Festival, Shenyang, Tiexi, Peoples Republic of China.

His works have been published among other places in the monographs Tango Metropolis (w Text by I. Chmyreva), Siegen: ASK, 2016, Black & White (w. Text by H. Fogel). Lüdenscheid / Berlin, seltmann + söhne, 2016, Contacts (w. Text by Arrouye) 1997-2013. Lyon: Galerie Vrais Reves, 2014 and Genius Loci (w. tekst by Irina Chmyreva, Andreas Bingener, Artjem Berkovitch), Lüdenscheid / Berlin: seltmann + söhne, 2013.

selected solo exhibitions:

focus Galerie, Cologne, Germany, 2016
Ballarat International Photobiennale, Ballarat, Australia, 2015 
photovisa, Krasnodar, Russian Federation, 2014 
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Peoples Republic of China, 2014
Metenkow House Museum of Photography, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, 2013 
Lishui Museum of Photography, Lishui, Peoples Republic of China, 2012 
ECCO,  Brasilia, Brazil, 2010
Galerie Poller, Frankfurt, Germany, 2009
2008 The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, USA
2005 Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

For more information visit: www.thomaskellner.com