Exhibitions at Galerie Deschler
"Im Herbst 2012 bin ich in eine Gegend im nördlichen Kambodscha gereist, in der die Menschen stark unter dem Vietnamkrieg gelitten haben. Seit meiner Kindheit beschäftigen mich die grausigen Berichte über geheime amerikanische Bombenangriffe, die endlose Feuerstürme vom Himmel haben regnen lassen. In dem Bild oben sind die Leute, die man sieht, Überlebende dieses erderschütternden Terrors und ihre Nachkommen. Ich habe dieses Bild in den frühen Morgenstun… more
The exhibition will coincide with the publication by Edition Braus of a large 500-page book presenting roughly 500 photographs taken by the Berlin painter and sculptor, affording the general public an unprecedented overview of his extensive photographic work, including countless images never before on view.
The photographs extend back into the late seventies and comprise a large range of different themes and subject matters, from cityscapes and street photography taken mainly in New York and … more
In order to understand the large-format photographs of American artist Jay Mark Johnson (*1955) it is crucial to grasp their underlying paradox: while the images are created purely photographically, without digital manipulation or staging of a scene, and therefore depict actual events, they still create a perfectly illusory pictorial world. Johnson employs a modified camera which over a set period of time keeps recording the same narrow vertical strip in front of the camera lens and combines the… more
With the exhibition Layers by Stefan Roloff Galerie Deschler Berlin is presenting one of the earliest pioneers of digital video art. The painter and filmmaker, who was born and raised in Berlin, has been living and working in New York and Berlin for the past 25 years. This period has witnessed tremendous changes, brought on by digital technology, in our understanding of art. The exhibition Layers demonstrates how Roloff has significantly influenced this process and continues to actively particip… more
In his large-format photographs, the American artist Jay Mark Johnson (born 1955) presents sequences of movement. In a process developed by the artist himself, he employs a specially modified camera, which records but a narrow vertical plane in front of the camera lens. While the images retain a spatial dimension in their vertical axis, the horizontal axis is dedicated to a depiction of the passage of time. The camera thus produces an image flowing evenly from left to right. Although the picture… more
In his series Tai Chi Motion Studies, the American artist Jay Mark Johnson (born 1955) presents photographs of movement. In a process developed by the artist himself, he employs a specially modified camera. While the images retain a spatial dimension in their vertical axis, the horizontal axis is dedicated to a depiction of the passage of time. The camera thus produces an image flowing evenly from left to right. Although the picture is created digitally, it is not digitally manipulated. Rather i… more