Thomas Kellner is engaged in an epic project entitled Monumente. He-has chosen to photograph iconic architecture from throughout the world, photographing such familiar buildings as the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Stonehenge, and for the purposes of this particular exhibition, The New Art Gallery Walsall. Rather than selecting a single shot from a fixed viewpoint, Thomas takes his Influence from the history of painting, and in particular, from artists like Robert Delaunay whose faceted images of the Eiffel Tower have become iconic images in their own right. Thomas takes photographs of details of buildings from many different viewpoints and the resulting contact prints are used to build fascinating images of otherwise familiar landmarks. Up to 36 films may be required for the creation of a single image. Aside from offering alternative visual representations of iconic buildings, Thomas's images also prompt us to question the ways in which we relate to these buildings and the broader historical, political or philosophical associations they embody.
Robinson, D., 2003. Thomas Kellner. In: Narrascape. Between the man made and the natural. Walsall: The New Art Gallery Walsall & W M Print Walsall.