Paris Photo 2019
Fair: – 10 Nov 2019
Wed 6 Nov
Paris Photo - Grand Palais - Booth D25
Avenue Winston Churchill
Adrian Sauer (b.1976) will present his recent body of work "Raum für Alle" (space for everyone). In this series of 10 works he looks at the 'lived spaces' of the Bauhaus school, captured on historical b/w-photographs. To fully grasp these images and to re-examine what they might transport over time and cultural boundaries he first conducted art historical research on further information about the colours and patterns of walls and furniture that are not revealed by these 'documents'. With the aid of various fragments and circumstantial evidence he 're-constructed' these lost spaces case by case: using the means of his signature approach of 're-thinking and re-materialising' imagery in a juxtaposition of analogue and digital processing. The artificial recreation is not a living space, it remains an image. Although derived from photographs, they are not photographs; nor are they photorealistic images. They approach the rooms depicted in them in a manner similar to painting: they show 'spaces' – containers of time, of thought, of life per se.
Adrian Sauer explores aspects, applications and ways of producing digital images. He poses questions concerning the limits of the image in an age where camera images are increasingly becoming hybrid constructs of light measurement and mathematical calculations. Sauer’s approach revolves around creating new digital compositions on the basis of his own photographs. In doing so, he gradually covers the existing image, bit by bit, with a new layer of colour. The reality of the photograph is replaced by the processing and reality of the studio where Sauer’s images are re-created. Likewise, he discovers irritating changes that result from the technique of photography.
Adrian Sauer’s work is part of numerous public collections e.g. Sammlung des Bundes; MDBK Leipzig; Museum Folkwang; Sammlung d. Freistaates Sachsen, Dresden; CNAM-Centre Pompidou; Coll. Helga de Alvear; The Albright Knox, USA; Sammlung Philara; Sammlung Olbricht ; Zabludowicz Collection; BES Arte Lissabon; Bank of Spain Collection; DZ Bank Art Collection; Berlinische Galerie; SAP Art Collection.