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Gerd Hasler

MA work

The central theme of my work is the landscape. However, this does not imply that I am taking photographs of the landscape, but rather I use the landscape in order to create images.

Photography has surpassed painting’s ability to depict the world as if seen through a window. Its illusionistic representation of the real and its accurate depiction of perspective is beyond every Renaissance painter’s wildest dreams.

In contrast, my images as photographs are explicitly self-referential, though without disavowing their subject. They are situated on the threshold between the world and the photographic surface.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2007

  • The central theme of my work is the landscape. However, this does not imply that I am taking photographs of the landscape, but rather I use the landscape in order to create images.

    Photography has surpassed painting’s ability to depict the world as if seen through a window. Its illusionistic representation of the real and its accurate depiction of perspective is beyond every Renaissance painter’s wildest dreams.

    In contrast, my images as photographs are explicitly self-referential, though without disavowing their subject. They are situated on the threshold between the world and the photographic surface.

  • Exhibitions

  • KCUA International, Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto, Japan, 2006
  • Awards

  • UK Selection, Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers 2006