Opening: Friday, May 01, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: May 02 – May 31, 2015
Sunlight’s subtle manifestations, both indoors and outside, are the subject of Berlin-based artist Dagmar Kolatschny. She explores the tremendous contrast between the sun as the life-giving force of our planet, an incomprehensibly powerful engine pouring its energy into space, and our perception of its often delicate and ethereal presence.
It is the easily overlooked, everyday moments she captures photographically: the pattern on the wall that is evident by the amount of light in the stairwell, plants, like ornaments grown up around a window pane, the sillouette of the city mirrored in the glaring sunlight. (Idea Books)
But her work is also about the city, how publisher Hannes Wanderer remarks:
The facades are dirty gray, windows are dust blind and splintered, the staircase needs a new paint, rooms are empty, chairs have toppled or stand unused in the corner and outdoors the weeds grow. Berlin. But Dagmar Kolatschny does not present a broken city. She enters the spaces and interspaces, the chipped remaining gaps, the cracked edges, collects impressions, makes astonishing discoveries everywhere – and takes pictures. Images that you can not invent or plan. You can only expect, sense, experience them. The moments come unexpectedly, are transient, not permanent. Therefore, they are so precious. And without the light of the sun they would not exist – the moments and the colors, our vision and the images.
„Sunny“ was published in 2014 by Peperoni Books and will be shown the first time in Berlin in this form.