Anne Pöhlmann’s exhibition Japanraum is based on the experiences and impressions of a three-month residency in Kyoto. The resulting mixed media works are photographs printed on textiles, which were taken in Japan, and then sewn onto various other fabrics.
The “photography schools” in the Rhineland have been and still are, of international significance. In the Rhineland, the engagement with photography as a conceptual medium is closely linked with the names of Bernd and Hilla Becher.
The material composition of the pieces themselves follows the same path, unraveling an almost analytical, yet also synthetic, complexity. “Framing fabrics“, Patchwork textile pieces, printed designs and architectural sketches come together in what seems to be an overlapping illusionistic game of impressions, where depiction, materiality and meaning clash with each other in an otherwise gentle dialogue.
In komplett verschiedener, ebenfalls sehr eigenständiger künstlerischer Annäherung hat sich Anne Pöhlmann mit den Skulpturen aus der Sammlung des Marler Museums beschäftigt und auf großformatige Stoffbahnen übertragen. Jedoch lassen alle motivischen Drehungen, filmische Reihungen und Überlagerungen den dokumentarischen Aussagewert der Abbildungen niemals gänzlich verschwinden.
Anne Pöhlmann’s most recent work consists of photographs of basic geometric forms printed on fabric. In this series of large format works, sheets of fabric are printed with repeating imagery and presented on primed white canvases. The canvas, however, is neither an image carrier nor do its dimensions match those of the printed fabric: the… Continue reading Solo Exhibition, Clages Gallery
There are many books about photo technics and photographic know-how. Photography was born together with a very specific kind of literature that combines in equal manner subjectivity and objectivity. In those handbooks is often explained how to use a technical device but also most of them guide us through the complicated paths of composition, color adjustment and artistic perception. Photography might be one of the best examples of what the 20th century wanted to be – an emotional technical society.
Photo essay published in ‘Oferta pública / Public Tender’ a book by Rita McBride, MACBA, Barcelona 2012.
This book has been selected for the Spanish category of the PhotoEspaña 2013 Awards for Photography Book of the Year and has been shown in the exhibition Los mejores libros de fotografía del año.
Series of photographs. Pigment prints 28 x 21 cm, framed. 2011 April 14 to June 25, 2011 / Galerie Clages, Cologne A series of photographs lines the wall of the gallery, catching the viewer’s eye through the gallery window. With its installative setting consisting of two tripods and a photo backdrop made of flowing, hand-painted fabric,… Continue reading Sets & Still Lifes, Clages
Series of pigment prints on poster paper, various sizes. ✧✧✧ Imaginary Sequels Unsere Wahrnehmung im urbanen Raum wird oftmals von Text-Bild-Kombinationen bestimmt, sei es auf Werbedisplays oder in Anzeigen von Magazinen und Modezeitschriften. Michel Butor beschreibt die Vorstellung einer Stadt und ihr Bild als durch den Text vermittelt: von den Aufschriften und Schildern ihrer Straßen… Continue reading Poster