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BODY WORKS - Connie Imboden and Hermann Försterling

Think about how much less we'd know about ourselves if we'd never examine the things that scare us.“ (Connie Imboden)

.. the photographs are a beautiful celebration of the human form ...“ (Juxtapoz art&culture magazine)

The American photographer Connie Imboden (* 1953) and the German photographer Hermann Försterling (* 1955) devote their artistic work of exploration and detection of the human body. The résumé of their work amazes the viewer, caused in particular by the merger of a very special beauty and provocative openness. Their works form a bridge between the reality we know and our diverse faculty of feeling.

Both artists explore and visualize the boundaries between reality and reflection. The confrontation with some indefinable shapes can often become an unusual but fascinating challenge for the viewer.

By water and reflections these artists change our perception of the human body. With the help of broken mirror and refractions of the water surface Connie Imboden creates illusions that show humanity in all its complexity. In Försterlings compact work, especially in his rare heliogravures, the water models the body in a special way. The old familiar are given new perspectives. Hermann Försterling explores his "torsos" in a provocative, while celebrant way.


Exhibition from April 20 up to June 27, 2015
Opening on Saturday, April 18, 2015 6 - 9 pm

Artist reception on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6 - 8 pm:
The artists talk about their work and sign their books.

Opening times:
until May 21: Tue – Fri: 4 - 7 pm, Sat: 11 am - 6 pm
until June 27: only by appointment

The gallery is closed in July up to August 20th.

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