birds eye view images by katrin korfmann at galleri andersson/sandström birds eye view images by katrin korfmann at galleri andersson/sandström
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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