Descrizione Opera / Biografia
100 cm x 66 cm
C-Print mounted on Alu Dibond, framed in a black shadow frame
Edition 2 + 1 AP
part of the series: the nonexistent areas are of particular interest
open series, 2018 ongoing
The theme of my open series is the impact of borders and ultimate control of information in places that creates a parallel world. These sceneries are artificial settings and constructions which create conflicts within our everyday life. The control of areas which are excesses examples for staging, an imitation of the reality, and natural structures, especially in still lifes, are essential aspects of my
research and experimental practice.
The whole series is build-up like the story in a novel, where the reader receives slow, considered drips of information about a place or a planet, the reader didn't know before. The images are points of a net, which creates a jigsaw of visual information. The different parts are evolving a metaphorical place of imagination. The issue is to create a photographic, mixed media installation that brings a new perspective about universal themes such as control, staging, surveillance, and value. The images of this series and their presentation form quote the complexity and diversity of photography as a media.
Pia Kintrup, a German artist (b.1988), graduated at Folkwang University of Arts in Germany with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, specifically in photography. She then went to study M.A. Photography studies and practice in the same university in 2017, graduating with a Master of Arts. She has been awarded the 2019 13th International Arte Laguna Prize, winner of special prize, “Photolux Festival” in Venice, Italy, and the 2019 Excellence Award, International Artist Award at Art Next Expo in Hong Kong. She has held countless exhibitions around Europe, and also a few in Asia, Canada, and the USA. Pia Kintrup’s research investigates new media and materials, ranging from photography to sculpture.