Over the past ten years, André Wagner has created a remarkable œuvre. The young photographer seizes on (lighting) situations that exist in reality and takes time exposures to create pictures full of painterly poetry. The camera enables him to expand our visual perception and the pictorial context.
Wagner’s photographs reveal the process of artistic engagement with the contradictory quality of human existence: between a profound sense of connection to nature and the culture of industrial progress. That is evident in this early fire drawing, which he inscribes upon the nocturnal scenery like self-portraits, as well as in his likeness of landscapes, which reflect on man and nature as forms of appearance. The first monograph on André Wagner’s work with essays by Thomas Bauer-Friedrich and Wibke von Bonin is published in conjunction with his participation in the 55th Biennale di Venezia.
This photograph of a glacial landscape was published as an exclusive e.artis edition of 54 signed prints.[nbsp]