Landscapes: Remixed 2014-current
Landscape has always offered artists immense potential onto which they could project ideas because Nature offers endless creative freedom. Moving away from pure documentation of land and water scenes, German based Georg Kuettinger’s Landscapes Remixedare a multitude (up to 100 images) of different photographs the artist has taken to remix and reform into his own renditions of the mood and feel of the locations he has experienced. Images from the hillsides of Turkey and Greece, mountain ranges in Switzerland, the hypnotic flats of Spain and The Netherlands, and Kuettinger’s most current images in North America of the majestic Niagara Falls, Canada and the impressionistic vistas of New Mexico, USA.
The term landscape is a cultural influenced construct – a term that has evolved in our modern times as a result of human interaction – ski tracks on a bare mountain or divided fields used for cultivation. Kuettinger plays with what the observer understands as identifiable images and expected experiences of certain areas of the world. Through the voyage of one’s eye in Kuettinger’s rhythmic compositions and clever color combinations, one feels that the depictions are either real or some distant memory.
Kuettinger studied architecture with a main focus on conceptual urbanism at the Technical University of Munich, graduating with a degree as an architect in 1999. Since then, Georg has been focusing on photography. As a self taught artist, his fascination for photography started when he won his first camera at the age of 9 - in a drawing competition on the subject of woods and snakes. A highlight of his career was being selected from artists across Western Europe to have his work featured in a solo booth as a ‘promising emerging artist’ at KIAF art fair Seoul 2008. The artist has shown in a wealth of solo and group exhibitions, and his art represented at art fairs in Europe, Asia and Canada. The Kostuik Gallery has been representing Georg Kuettinger since 2015.