Saturday, May 9, 2009

Annette Kelm

The new issue of Blindspot, guest edited by Arthur Ou, features some really interesting work. The photography of German artist Annette Kelm specifically caught my eye. As Jens Hoffmann notes in his piece about Kelm's work entitled Sculptural Moments:

"Proposing an approach to photography that is in equal measures poetic, romantic, and conceptual, Annette Kelm conflates a variety of styles, artistic genres, and historical and cultural references. Her pictures are characterized by their intense visual clarity; she utilizes the plain style of representation associated with old-fashioned advertisements or documentary photography to examine the relationship between sculpture and photography. The specific objects and found forms in her images are often dislocated from their original contexts and presented in new, unusual, or even obscure arrangements so that their lucidity belies their mysterious or fictional undercurrents."

From Top To Bottom:

After Lunch Trying to Build Railway Ties - 2005

Seiler Meteorit Piano 116 - 2007

Untitled, 2005

Your house is my castle - 2005

Untitled, 2007

All Images © Annette Kelm