breathing – 100 Copies. «
This booklet ( 32 pages, full color, softcover, 21x 15 cm ) was released on the occasion of the exhibition “In response to the sky. Breathing” at the Cell63-gallery. The edition contains collages by Lars Henkel and is limited to 100 copies.
about Lars Henkel:
In recent years Lars Henkel has created internationally acclaimed works of art in which he interstices drawings, collage and film to produce a striking visual cosmos.
Lars experiments with the possibilities of collage, producing ambiguity on the edges of its contrasting elements.
He describes his way of creating images almost like a medium: he works instinctively, is skeptical about meaning and searches for the mysterious. He catches something, assembles elements into pictures and then passes them on.
His world is populated by creatures that look like bio-montages and produce an effect reminiscent of an unfinished rendering process that has fled into an artificial romanticism of nature, a surreal, melancholic dream world. As Lars explains, the representations of nature refer to motifs from Romanticism and play with different references from A. Stifter’s nature descriptions to Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.”
But “The forest there comes as much from my own experiences as from the myths and images that are a part of our collective consciousness.”
The philosophy of Romanticism conceptualized the broken image, or vague fragment, in literature as well as art. Nor does Lars seek to represent nature as an idyllic dream world. In his motifs, inconsistencies and contrasts question the aesthetic facade and make multiple interpretations possible.
Text: Martin tom Dieck
148 x 210 mm, 32 Pages,
Digitalprint, numeriert and limited
Deutsch / Englisch
Price: SOLD OUT