Andreas Gefeller challenges visual perception: categories such as large and small, light and dark, coloured and colourless are redefined, while the relationship to reality is constantly changing. His way of working includes collaging together individual digital images, using long, short and overexposures, and taking shots at night as well as from great heights and unusual perspectives. In this way, he draws out hidden images from seemingly familiar locations. Stage-like snapshots of holiday resorts at night, constructed views of urban spaces, and cityscapes drowned in light encapsulate the phenomena of modern society. In this search for traces of human influence, civilization is revealed, although humans themselves remain absent.
Andreas Gefeller examines the human environment and reveals unknown worlds.
The Düsseldorf-based photographer explores our technologized society and human-dominated nature.
The exhibition includes 60 works spanning his entire oeuvre from 2000 to the present.
Born in Düsseldorf, Andreas Gefeller studied communication design and photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. His work has been exhibited internationally, including in Amsterdam, London and New York. Gefeller lives and works in Düsseldorf.
The exhibition is curated by Judith Winterhager, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.
We would like to thank Dr Stephanie and Wolfgang Bohn such as Heiner Wemhöner for their support of the exhibition.