Chiaroscuro (photography)    
Gallery Weisser Elefant    
December 2014    
Berlin, Germany    
     
 

 

 

Chiaroscuro (Italian: Chiaroscuro) is an engraving and painting technique used during the end of the Renaissance and Baroque times characterized by using strong contrasts of light and dark, highlighting the spatiality and expression of peoples portraits. In the Chiaroscuro paintings the light emanated not only from candles and lamps of oil but also from the Holy figures.

 

Miguel

Digital print, forex

45.0 x 65.0 x 0.5 cm

2015

         
 

 

 

The Chiaroscuro photo portraits are illuminated only by the pagan light of the computers, tablets, iPads-, iPods- or mobile devices that the portrait own. In the portrait group pictures, there is no direct communication within the people. The format of the photos directly relates to the size and form of each device from which the light is emitted.

   

Römer & Römer

Digital print, forex

40.3 x 48.5 x 0.5 cm

2015

 

 

     
 

Flat panel displays and LEDs have become part of our everyday lighting. It is hard to imagine, that until little more than a hundred years ago, the open flame was the only means of lighting known to mankind.

   

Sebastián, Dermis, Ciro

Digital print, forex

40.3 x 48.5 x 0.5 cm

2015

         
 

The ancestral nature of fire produces in human beings a contemplative, "cleansing" effect and heat. However, the "new light" of everyday devices illuminates us with a flow of information whose capacity to transform us and reach us in our mind is uncertain.

   

Narcissus poeticus

Digital print, forex

22.0 x 31.3 x 0.5 cm

2015

         
 

Jeongmoon

Digital print, forex

23.5 x 35.6 x 0.5 cm

2015

   
         
 

Leonidas, Dimitrios

Digital print, forex

25.6 x 35.6 x 0.5 cm

2015

   
         

Yomayra

Digital print, forex

25.0 x 36.5 x 0.5 cm

2015

 
 
         
 

Andrés

Digital print, forex

24.0 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm

2015

   
         
 

Naturaleza muerta

Digital print, forex

22.0 x 31.3 x 0.5 cm

2015

   
         
 

Encuentro con Carlos

Digital print, forex

22.4 x 32.4 x 0.5 cm

2015

   
         

Karen, Oscar

Digital print, forex

22.7 x 32.4 x 0.5 cm

2015

 
         
 

 

 

 

 

Uwe

Digital print, forex

13.7 x 20.0 x 0.5 cm

2015