From: 29.11.2014 - 30.01.2015
Jochen Lempert’s work approaches photographic visual and research areas, often with the aim of questioning the criteria of the search for truth and the models of the world. He photographs the animal world in the most diverse contexts: from the natural habitat to the museum of natural history, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal objects and situations. Lempert compiles his findings in a vast archive of images covering an ample spectrum, from common everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by his exploration of the properties and materiality of the photographic image. Analogue, black and white, hand-printed in the darkroom, his photographs resist categorization and confront the canons of today’s aesthetic. The fact that his photographs are exhibited unframed, directly taped to the wall, gives the works a textured, object-like sensuousness and a extraordinary immediacy that invites the viewer to step closer.