TITLE: FIRE WITHOUT A SOUND
Since January 2019 I took about 8.000 photos in my studio and around. I experimented with clay, wire, wood and so many more materials and objects. Just to name some things, I covered a chair in concrete and glued around 1000 pearls on fabric. I bent candles, grinded stone for weeks and smashed a lot of beautiful ceramics just to photograph the shards. All to finally understand one thing:
“Breaking the boundaries means breaking my own boundaries in first place. Dismiss all restrictions. Exhale everything. Start again.”
This time was an incredible journey full of development, doubts, mistakes and freedom to do everything I think is necessary to push my work forward. Result is a body of photographic collage works I finally released after 18 months. But as a side-effect also objects and poems I will not release yet. Everything was part of the journey. Part of the process. And today I can honestly say that I couldn’t be more thankful for this experience.
AUTHOR: Jorg Karg (Germany)
Born 1982, raised and currently living in Germany with an unbridled obsession for pictures.
Jorg Karg has been focusing on digital collages for around fourteen years now. He takes photographic material, rearrange it, and abstract it, using photo-editing software. Before discovering this fascinating for photography he obsessively painted and drew, which is a big influence in his current photographic practice.
Jorg Karg was nominated for The BLOOOM Award 2016 (Art.Fair Cologne) and was shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017. Since then he exhibited in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. In 2018 the journey went on and his works were recognized by several awards and publications. Later the range of exhibitions has also expanded to France, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Dubai and Australia.
„The intention behind my work is that the beholder feels addressed immediately, without any further explanation. Therefore I use present-day visual language and techniques to combine it with long established, fundamental rules of painting and drawing. Our subjective perception is shaped by so many instant influences these days. Modern media affects us immensely, but so does almost forgotten ideas about shapes, colors and expressions of past days. Everything builds on one another and is subconsciously present all the time. All that can be used to move the viewer and create an unexpected personal experience.”
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