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birds eye view images by katrin korfmann at galleri andersson/sandström
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apr 18, 2012
birds eye view images by katrin korfmann at galleri andersson/sandström


‘gravitation (2 h), amsterdam’ by katrin korfmann, 2010
ultrachrome print, framed with mirogard
100 x 137 cm

 

 

katrin korfmann
galleri andersson/sandström, umeå, sweden
on now until may 25th, 2012

 

german-born and amsterdam-based artist katrin korfmann is known for her large-scale, birds-eye view photographs which picture bustling
scenes occurring below the hoovering camera lens. the photographer captures scenes which appreciate both the human life and vibrant surroundings
of the individuals in each image. her collection of world-wide aerial imaginings portray a consistency seen throughout the societies photographed
while in movement through a shared, public space. korfmann’s work focuses upon the visual elements present in all societies when observed from
an aerial vantage point.

 

firstly, korfmann composes each piece by traveling to a new location in to develop a photo which encapsulates the every day life from this distinct region.
the artist takes several images of various busy locations in this area such as busy streets or pedestrian squares from a shifted perspective.
every finished photographic panel is comprised of several visualizations of a particular space– the images are melded together in digital post production
in order to appear to display a progression of events or momentous occasion giving the place greater visual importance.

 

galleri andersson/sandström in umeå, sweden presents a solo exhibition of korfmann’s most recent works. 

 

 


‘blue, almost one minute (berlin)’, 2008
enduratrans, diasec in lightbox
109 x 74 x 12 cm

 

 


right: ‘blue, almost one minute (berlin)’, 2008, enduratrans, diasec in lightbox, 109 x 74 x 12 cm
left: ‘frank’s office – the german window (40 min), hong kong’, 2009, ultrachrome print, framed with mirogard, 145 x 108 cm

 

 


‘horizon vanished (6 h)’, 2011
ultrachrome print, unframed
150 x 565 cm


left: ‘waiting for atousa (1 h), tehran’, 2009, ultrachrome print, framed with mirogard, 145 x 92 cm

right: ‘waiting for julia (3 x 10 min), berlin’, 2008, ultrachrome print, framed with mirogard, 145 x 100 cm

 

 


detailed view of ‘waiting for julia (3 x 10 min), berlin

 

 


‘king’s college (7.5 h, 2 days), cambridge’, 2009
ultrachrome print, framed with mirogard
145 x 102 cm

 

 


‘king’s college (7.5h 2 days), cambridge’ detailed perspective

 

 


right: ‘running with the bulls (2 x 12 min), pamplona’, 2012, ultrachrome print, framed with mirogard, 145 x 100 cm
left: ‘silver (4 min), berlin’, 2007, enduratrans, diasec in lightbox, 150 x 80 x 12 cm

 

 


‘running with the bulls (2 x 12 min), pamplona’ detailed perspective



installation view of the artist’s show at galleri andersson/sandström, umeå

 

 


additional perspective of korfmann’s exhibition

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