Saturday, November 29, 2014

art gaze: Andrea Grützner

Photography by Andrea Grützner
Title: David Hockney
"I use photography to create a tension between abstraction and the real existence of a place, where I have the feeling that many things are not ordinarily accessible to the senses.
The installed filtered flashlights produce a near-instant moment of defamilarization in the house itself, not clearly visible to the eye. The transient appearance is fixed on the analog film material, and 'Other Spaces' (in the sense of Michel Foucault) full of entangled relations are unveiled.
In the fragmented photographic sense, one cannot be sure if one perceives objects or glowing shadows. As an imperfect represenation, or trace of a real object, shadows are closely related to photography:

they both show things which are, or have been there as a distorted version of reality.
Based on the photographs, one reconstructs the place in a totally different manner; a process similar to how we recall places and spaces in our memory.

The real house echoes in the pictures, in which one's sense of time and space becomes lost."

Andrea Gruetzner is a German photographer who I discovered on one of my favorite blogs butdoesitfloat. ART GAZE is a new series of posts where I will spotlight and share art/artists that I've been digging :-)))


  1. Wow, this is a great post! Looking forward to your future ART GAZE posts :)

  2. I love her work with shadows! I am very happy you restarted blog! I can't wait to read more, BUT YOU NEED TO SET UP A BLOGLOVIN', PLEASE?!!!! It is how many people, including me, read our favorite blogs ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  3. Love your art gaze posts!! Personally I'm not well-educated in art so it's very neat seeing your thoughts and perspectives on things I would never even think about. :)

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