photomontages of famous landmarks by thomas kellner
‘golden gate bridge, san francisco’ – photomontage by thomas kellnerimage courtesy of the artist
thomas kellner: kontaktbogenbilderon now through to february 17th, 2013kunstverein bad nauheim, germany
german artist thomas kellner tests and verifies the powerfully iconic nature of renowned landmarks through distinctive mosaic-like compositions. currently showing at the kunstverein bad nauheim, germany through to the 17th january, 2013 is a selection of kellner’s most important works,depicting such monuments as the great wall of china, la sagrada familia and the golden gate bridge in san francisco. through the medium of photography,kellner creates a kaleidoscopic visual play on renowned buildings and structures by taking a series of pictures that, once assembled, recreates theoriginal scene in a playfully distorted manner. the work illustrates the well-known subjects in a step-by-step and layer-by-layer approach, producing a de-constructed image that tricks the collective human processes of visual perception.
‘lincoln memorial, washington’image courtesy of the artist
‘colosseum at night, italy’image courtesy of the artist
‘puerta europa, madrid’image courtesy of the artist
‘tower bridge, london’image courtesy of the artist
‘neuschwanstein, germany’image courtesy of the artist
‘paris in las vegas’image courtesy of the artist
‘the great wall, china’image courtesy of the artist
‘times square, new york’image courtesy of the artist
‘brandenburg gate germany’image courtesy of the artist
‘catedral metropolitana, brasilia’image courtesy of the artist
‘la sagrada familia, spain’ image courtesy of the artist
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