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art place berlin - Exhibition: ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY

J. J. DITTLOFF - from the graphic cicle
"HOMAGE TO YVES SAINT LAURENT"
limited edition on Bütten






art place berlin - Exhibition: ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY

J. J. DITTLOFF - from the graphic cicle
"HOMAGE TO YVES SAINT LAURENT"
limited edition on Bütten






art place berlin - Exhibition: ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY

J. J. DITTLOFF - from the graphic cicle
"HOMAGE TO YVES SAINT LAURENT"
limited edition on Bütten







art place berlin - Exhibition: ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY

"GOONIYANDI" by Wayne Quilliam
Alu-Dibond, limited edition
of the Lowanna-Series






art place berlin - Ausstellung: ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY

M. A. RUSS - TinTone /Alu-Dibond-Silver
150 x 100cm, limited edition





art place berlin - Ausstellung: ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY

M. A. RUSS - TinTone /Alu-Dibond-Silver
150 x 100cm, limited edition









"ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY"


May 11th - Nov 4th, 2012
J. J. Dittloff (Germany / Poland), M. A. Russ (Germany / USA), W. Quilliam (Australia)

The exhibition presents works by three artists who use photography in their artistic creativity in very different ways as a basic technique. For the first time works by these artists can be seen in context of a joint exhibition.





Johannes J. Dittloff

"Things that lurk unseen beneath the surface appeal to Dittloff. He wants to convey moods, instead of trying to be recognizable. He wants to take the viewer on a journey through his subjective imagery. In this sense, he can be best described as modern photographic impressionist. "My feelings shall be converted into an aesthetic experience and perfected with other media," he says.

After a careful selection and thematic composition of motifs, he dedicates himself masterfully to generating new visual worlds at the computer, that are new and powerful, and far beyond any previously captured photographic reality. He manages to create expressive, inspiring, and often secretive pictures that shape new relationships and provoke uncustomary interpretations.

So we are dealing with a creative who uses photography beyond all imaginations of documentation or authenticity, first for the creation of basic data. He modifies this data in terms of shapes and colors according to his subjective feelings. Thus, in the many years in which he has worked as a visual artist Johannes Dittloff has developed his very own visual language."

- Prof. Bernhard Schwichtenberg



Johannes J. Dittloff, born in 1951 in Sosnowiec / Poland
1970-76 studied at the Art Academy in Krakow under Prof. G. Labus, MA
1977-85 working in the field of design, art and art education,
since 1985 Dittloff lives and works in Kiel, Hamburg and Berlin,
since 1986 member of the BBK.

Work areas: graphics, photography, architecture and media design, cooperation in the field of development and media design with the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel. Study tours worldwide and numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad.








Wayne Quilliam

"Wayne Quilliam unquestionably is one of Australia's leading Indigenous artists. His exhibition Sorry - more than a word in the Australian capital Canberra attracted more than 200.000 visitors. Making use of a unique metaphorical imagery, Wayne Quilliam skillfully manages to convey the deeply rooted spirituality that pervades Indigenous Australian art and culture." - Peter Tesch, Australian Ambassador to Germany

Wayne Quilliam is considered one of Australia 's most prominent photographic artists working on the global stage with more than 130 solo and group exhibitions worldwide. His work published in more than 1000 books and magazines. In 2008 he won the Human Rights Award for print media. In 2009 he received the NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Artist of the Year award, one of Australia 's most prestigious art accolades. In 2011 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
By manipulating the human form with images from nature Wayne Quilliam seemingly impregnates the photographs of his impressive Lowanna series with an essence of life and spirituality.






Michael A. Russ

New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin are the most important stations of Russ's creative input while developing his distinctive form of expressionism. More than four decades working in the field of photography and film are the basis for his mastery of art.

Russ's pictures reflect a spectacular experimental power, incorporating various photographic techniques, like layering, solarization and rayogramming to his negative/positive images. The artist's imaginative, partly eccentric arrangements evoke an atmosphere of mood which lends character and irresistible attraction taking the viewers mind effortlessly to the surreal world of motion pictures.

Michael A. Russ, born in 1945 Berlin , began his career as a photographer and film-maker in a small studio at New York Times Square in 1969. Soon he was getting assignments for major magazines. Among others, he collaborated with Esquire, GQ, Art Direction Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Playboy and in Europe with Vogue (F) as well as Avant Guarde and reputable trade Magazines.

Aside from working as a consultant on various film projects, he focused on developing his TinTone processes which would henceforth reflect his style of handcolored, tinted 'one of a kind', silver-gelatine prints. His edition "The Compagnie" became part of the permanent collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
Russ also photographed celebrities for the L.A. Times and L.A. Weekly. Beginning with his 'Prussian Blue' exhibition at the L.A. China Club he focused on exhibiting his Fine Art TinTones, large format. His many years of experimentation and exposure through numerous international portfolio publications and exhibitions of TinTone prints make his limited edition artworks unique and valuable.



TOM WAITS Potrait Blue by Michael A. Russ in the exhibition: ART based on PHOTOGRAPHY by art place berlin

TOM WAITS PORTRAIT BLUE by Michael A. Russ TinTones/Alu-Dibond-Silver, 150x100cm, limited edition
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