Architectural fragments in combination with abstract forms, colour surfaces and lines are the main components of Christine Erhard's photographs. Photographic perspectives and graphic elements are in dialogue with each other, this kind of collage and montage runs through the entire artistic work of Christine Erhard.

Her photographic works develop out of a sculptural process in her studio. No digital post-processing, the object of the image has been conceived and built by the artist, as different materials, axes of vision and levels of reality actually physically come together in her images. In a matter of seconds, the camera produces an image of an object that was made for the sole purpose of taking a photograph. The lengthy craft process of the image object, which extremely slows down the production of the image, is in opposition to the ever faster medium of the photographic image. It takes a while to grasp Christine Erhard's photographs; at first slightly irritating, the eye is drawn into the picture, follows the different perspectives and immerses itself in the surfaces and depths.

Christine Erhard (*1969) studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1992 to 1998, since then she has worked as a freelance artist in Düsseldorf and since 2022 has been Professor of Photography at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel.

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Photos © Mike Zenari / CDI, 2024