Landscapes | Remixed
German based photography artist, Kuettinger’s debut photographic series landscape: remixed is an examination of perception, density of space and time, and horizons, assembled to present stories of landscapes. Single photographic images are stretched, shifted and compressed into one picture frame to create the simultaneous image of a scene. The artist’s intent is to have each single shot of a different point of view be given a new context within the structure of the image, creating possibilities of the landscapes they are based on, not as their depiction. Concentrating on images of land as a result of human interactions, the concept and term of landscapes: remixed is similar to a song remix by a DJ.. The remix is a visual re-editing of the rhythm and shape of the motif as well as the changing of the time, tracking the main aspect of a designed landscape to be elaborated as the concept or idea of the structure of the image. This “customized” construction is created analogously to the selective perception of the observer, thus impressing a memory of the landscape voyage. The resulting impression is either from a dream perspective or a viewpoint one can understand and accept as real. Kuettinger’s art form becomes abstracted panoramas of dynamism or contemplation.
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.
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