Works 2023-1996 by Andreas Gefeller
German photographer Andreas Gefeller (*1970, Düsseldorf) will be signing copies of his new monograph published by Hatje Cantz in the occasion of his museum retrospective at NWR Forum Düsseldorf.
Exploring the possibilities of the photographic medium to the limits, Andreas Gefeller explores the liminal space where reality takes on the quality of a phantasmic phenomenon. From early documentary series to unusual perspectives and digital multi-image collages, this publication brings together previously unpublished photographs, key images from Gefeller’s well-known series as well as his recent work. The retrospective reveals how the artist uses techniques ranging from extreme long- and overexposures to high-speed flashes to challenge our visual perception. Examining the human influence on nature, he creates images of an almost sublime abstract-painterly quality and then breaks the enchantment to reveal the hidden reality of the seemingly familiar.