Exhibitions at ARTCO Aachen
"I cannot remember when I put this rat mask on for the first time… I am unsure whether I am a rat or human. Perhaps my mother was a rat and my father a human. I think I am a bit of each..." Roger Ballen
Throughout his career, Roger Ballen has pursued a singular artistic goal: to give expression to the human psyche—to explore visually, the hidden forces that shape who we are. In 60 black and white photographs a persona, Roger the Rat is created by Ballen, that is funda… more
In "Beautiful Terrible", ARTCO Galerie shows new works by South African artist and photographer Justin Dingwall.
Dingwall was born in Johannesburg in 1983 and is one of the most successful portrait photographers in his country. He gained international fame in 2013 with the publication of his first art photography series "ALBUS", in which he portrayed people with albinism with wonderful aesthetics. By showing the "beauty of otherness", he draws attention to the … more
The world of the circus is a recurring theme in the photographic work by Johanna Maria Fritz. The young photographer was born in 1994 in Baden Baden and has lived in Berlin since she was 16. Johanna studied photography at the renowned Ostkreuz School and has been a full member of the Ostkreuz agency since 2019.
Johanna's enthusiasm for the circus has accompanied her since early childhood. The first photographic examination of this topic arose from her strongly atmospheric thesis Sirkus … more
ARTCO is presenting photography by Andreas Botzian in his first solo exhibition in the cabinet of the gallery in Aachen. In addition to extraordinary picture compositions, his work is characterized by a high level of craftsmanship.
He himself says about the works shown: "The situations experienced every day can be described as multi-layered. The spectrum ranges from real to unreal to hyper irreal. This is certainly always a question of individual perception but can be transported to a ne… more
Contemporary Portrait Photography
ARTCO Gallery in Aachen presents photographic works by four internationally renowned artists who interpret the subject of portraiture in a very individual way.
Justin Dingwall, born 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is one of the most successful portrait photographers in his country. Dingwall wants his works to celebrate another beauty. The unique and different finds his special interest. "I want my work to speak for itself and for people who interpret it in their own way. I want peopl… more
In his unique photo collages, the artist addresses humanity's search for utopia. With his mystical and surreal compositions, he draws attention to the progressive destruction of habitats.
The encounter with the art of Marcin Owczarek inevitably leads the viewer to reflect on their own actions looking at theenormous challenge’s humanity will be facing.
His plea: to preserve the planet's resources for future generations and make utopia a reality.more
„Who am I?“ ist der Titel eines außergewöhnlichen Ausstellungsprojektes des Fotografen Gordon Clark, das er gemeinsam mit dem Künstler Leon Botha realisiert hat.Gordon Clark ist ein international renommierter Fotokünstler dessen Arbeiten in führenden Institutionen und Museen zu sehen sind. Er wurde beispielsweise als Teilnehmer der Ausstellung „Great Photographers of the World“ in Los Angeles von „The Directors Guild of America“ ausg… more