This anthology of the Siegen-based artist, appearing on the occasion of his exhibition at the American Museum in Bath, England, includes texts on his American works, such as the Boston Athenaeum, the Hearst Tower, the mission control center in Houston, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Capitol in Wahington D.C., or the Grand Canyon. Richard Wendorf, Roy Flukinger, Freddy Langer, Alison Nordstrom, Allison Pappas and Roger Watson introduce the work of the artist in some new essays.
Thomas Kellner (Bonn 1966) is a German fine art photographer known for his photographs of dancing buildings and interiors from around the world. For over two decades, the author has been exploring the pictorial possibilities of the contact sheet, drawing inspiration in particular from American cities, architecture and landscapes.
Prof. Dr. Irina Chmyreva has described his work as unique "Visual Analytical Synthesis". In which he does not only one shot, but many planned ones are shot in series in order to merge them into contact sheets.
“It is difficult not to think of Duchamp or Picasso when confronting [Thomas] Kellner’s cubist and multifaceted impressions of space […].” Nordström, Alison. 2007. “Dancing Walls 2003-2006.” In: Dancing Walls 2003 - 2006, edited by Art Galerie, Siegen, a.o.. Siegen: Art-Galerie [u.a.].
“Thomas is a virtuoso.” Watson, Roger. 2019. “Re-Engaging the Mind and Eye.” In All Shook Up. Thomas Kellner’s America. 34-38. Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.
“[His] photographs return the human element to space.” Pappas, Alison. 2013. “Der Weltraum Dazwischen.” First in Houston, We've Had a Problem! edited by Thomas Kellner, 26–37. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.
|Title:||Thomas Kellner – All shook up - America photobook|
|Author:||Roy Flukinger, Freddy Langer, Alison Nordström, Allison Pappas und Roger Watson, Richard Wendorf|
|Size:||15 x 23 cm|
|Publisher:||seltmann + söhne|
|Release Date:||September 30, 2019|
Chicago, United States of America, 2003, 2006
Houston, United States of America, 2006, 2010
Cape Canaveral, United States of America, 2009
Los Angeles, United States of America, 2006
San Francisco, United States of America, 2004
Las Vegas, United States of America, 2004
Boston, United States of America, 2006
Rochester, United States of America, 2006
New York, United States of America, 2003, 2006, 2012
Grand Canyon, United States of America, 2014