The defamiliarisation of things we encounter every day - in this case buildings - is intended to cause irritation and open up other perspectives. Architecture becomes the starting point for a new independent work of art that stands on its own. However, the possibility of guessing the original work creates a second level of reception on which the building and its possible metamorphosis are thematised.
The Green Castle by Hermann Fuchs
“An aesthetic force that draws the viewer into a dialogue.”
View Into Freedom by Hermann Fuchs
“In the digital world I can use a variety of colours and forms that does not exist in the analogue world.”
Tulip by Hermann Fuchs
“The work must lead through emotion to association and further to critical reflection.”
Building Bricks by Hermann Fuchs
Lets Dance by Hermann Fuchs
Architecture becomes the starting point for a new independent work of art that stands on its own.
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The Austrian photographer Hermann Fuchs explored the medium of black-and-white photography theoretically and practically from 1976-1981.
"The theoretical basis was formed by a large number of books on the subjects of photography, positive/laboratory technology. Practical implementation was carried out with a Canon F1, metres of Ilford film material and my laboratory.
2005 „re-entry“ and until today theoretical and practical research of the medium digital photography and digital processing with Adobe Photoshop. The digital age opens up great innovative possibilities. Digital Imaging uses this potential. Many critics dismiss digital imaging as „gimmickry“, „arbitrariness“. Nothing is more serious!
Digital Imaging explores new possibilities of pictorial representation, stands for an aesthetic change of the original models, stands for the abstraction of the representational, and stands for change in the art scene.
What do I want? To provoke an intellectual examination of the works. To this end, the work must lead through emotion to the association and further to critical reflection. This succeeds through alienation or abstraction – through „peeling out“ the constituent elements of an object or their reinterpretation. In the digital world, I can use a variety of colours and forms that does not exist in the analogue world. This enables an aesthetic force that draws the viewer into a dialogue."