Andreas Gefeller Works 2023–1996

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Texts by: Stephan Berg, Bettina Haiss, Ingo Taubhorn Graphic Design: Yanik Hauschild German, English 2023, 224 Pages, 100 Ills. Hardcover 306mm x 242mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5464-4
| Optical illusions that reveal a hidden reality

“Like a visitor from outer space, I try to take a look at the human habitat from the outside―curious, but also with horror.” Exploring the possibilities of the photographic medium to the limits, Andreas Gefeller explores the liminal space where reality takes on the quality of a phantasmic phenomenon. From early documentary series to unusual perspectives and digital multi-image collages, this publication brings together previously unpublished photographs, key images from Gefeller’s well-known series as well as his recent work. The retrospective reveals how the artist uses techniques ranging from extreme long- and overexposures to high-speed flashes to challenge our visual perception. Examining the human influence on nature, he creates images of an almost sublime abstract-painterly quality and then breaks the enchantment to reveal the hidden reality of the seemingly familiar.

German photographer ANDREAS GEFELLER (*1970, Düsseldorf) studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, graduating in 2000. His award-winning photography has been exhibited internationally, including in Amsterdam, London and New York. Gefeller lives and works in Düsseldorf.
NRW Forum, Düsseldorf
March 3–May 14, 2023