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Thu 29.10.

“Sharpening the eye for architecture” – architect and artist Sven Hamann

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 29.10.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Photo by Sven Hamann

Photo by Sven Hamann

Photographs are extracts, in the broadest sense close-ups of reality. And when documenting architecture the difficulty of making three-dimensional spaces seizable on a two-dimensional photo comes into play.

The photographs by Sven Hamann have a different origin. He doesn’t confront the beholder with intense perspectives, but shares with him the beauty of ‘everyday’ architecture, particularly by showing facades. Because his subjects are not the work of famous architects, but ordinary residential buildings in the immediate neighbourhood, it seems that he wants to sharpen the eye for the inconsiderable.

Photo by Sven Hamann

Photo by Sven Hamann

“The chosen frontal perspective dissociates itself consciously from the common perspective. The goal is to inescapably freeze sight on architecture – to give sight no chance to escape towards perspective’s vanishing point and only vaguely perceive the architecture.”

Photo by Sven Hamann

Photo by Sven Hamann

Photo by Sven Hamann

Photo by Sven Hamann

Painting by Sven Hamann

Painting by Sven Hamann

to the Sven Hamann website

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