Thomas Kellner visits Aarhus

From 11-16 June the German artist Thomas Kellner will be revisiting the Jutlandic capital to prepare his contribution to the project FRESH EYES – International Artists Rethink Aarhus, which is a cooperation between Galleri Image and Aarhus Centre for Literature.
Udstillingsperiode:
11-06-2015 - 16-06-2015
Medie:
Photography
Titel:
Thomas Kellner visits Aarhus
Kunstner:
Thomas Kellner
From 11-16 June the German artist Thomas Kellner will be revisiting the Jutlandic capital to prepare his contribution to the project FRESH EYES – International Artists Rethink Aarhus, which is a cooperation between Galleri Image and Aarhus Centre for Literature. The project was initiated in 2013 and Kellner is the fourth artist to pay Aarhus a visit in connection with FRESH EYES.

At the beginning of his artistic practice, Thomas Kellner was strongly influenced by experimental and conceptual photography. In 1997 he began developing his ‘architectural photocollages’, which would later become his trademark style. Kellner constructs his works of a vast number of 35 mm contact sheets of the same architectural structure. This artistic method gives the images an obvious fragmentary, pseudo-kaleidoscopic and almost humorous quality. Kellner often uses architectural structures in his work, which are visually recognisable or iconic in western culture.

During his visit to Aarhus he will be attempting to transform his idea 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 into a wave.