Tillman Kaiser

  • Date
  • 7 p.m.
  • Place
    STERNENPASSAGE MQ Wien
  • 102_Tillman Kaiser_aus der Serie: Invite the Light_2015–2017_Fotos: Galerie Emanuel Layr_Tillman Kaiser Tillman Kaiser, aus der Serie: Invite the Light, 2015–2017, Fotos: Galerie Emanuel Layr © Tillman Kaiser
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  • 102_Tillman Kaiser_aus der Serie: Invite the Light_2015–2017_Fotos: Galerie Emanuel Layr_Tillman Kaiser Tillman Kaiser, aus der Serie: Invite the Light, 2015–2017, Fotos: Galerie Emanuel Layr © Tillman Kaiser
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Tillman Kaiser’s works come from a promised future that never came true. In terms of technique, they are mostly overpainted photograms (egg tempera on silver gelatine), dominated by black and white. The most common subjects are crystals. They are surrealist works of art on the border between photography and painting, between objective index and expressive trace, whereby the former pride of photography, its “realism,” is powerfully undermined here. The corporeal world of objects of the photograms is drenched in glowing northern lights. The Queen of the Night festively enters the stage.

Kaiser’s works thus tie in with a paradoxical coupling that has thrown light/shadow on our culture since the time of Romanticism. The crystalline as the epitome of natural beauty, durability and hardness is connected with the exact opposite: the withering, the fleeting ,and death. (Vitus Weh, 2018)

Exhibition run: 04.04. – 23.07.2019
Opening: 03.04.2019, 7 p.m.

Curatorin: Sabine Jelinek
Participating artist: Tillman Kaiser

STERNENPASSAGE, Mikromuseum für Lichterscheinungen (MQ Wien)
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