Visions of Time
Photographs by André Wagner
Distanz, Berlin, 2013. In German, English. 176 pp., 130 color images, 8½x9".
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Over the past ten years, André Wagner (lives and works in Berlin) has created a remarkable oeuvre. 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 his early fire drawings, 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, Wibke von Bonin, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, and Shri Sarvabhavana is published in conjunction with his participation in the 55th Biennale di Venezia.