Black & White exhibition anthology by Fine Artist Thomas Kellner

Anthology of the Gao Xiaohua Art Museum

With his Black and White series, Thomas Kellner travels back in time and takes us along for the ride. Not only does he look back at his career, he also draws a parallel to the beginnings of photography. Black and white is a recurring theme in photography, and yet Thomas Kellner manages through his extraordinary images to give this leitmotif a new luster. With the new black and white shine, one rediscovers the images and thus finds new pleasure in them over and over again. With pictures from 1997 to 2005 one is accompanied in this photo book through an exciting career. A built-in text brings us to the exact events that led to the images. Among other things, one discovers numerous art movements that influenced Kellner and made him the artist he is today.

Designed during an exhibition at the Gao Xiaohua Art Museum of the Southwest Minzu University, the photobook finds all its purpose here. Written in English and Chinese, one can see the complete artistic dimension and expression that Kellner wanted to bring to light. This copy also illustrates his extraordinary way of communicating art. 

Chengdu is a twin city of the former capital in Germany, Bonn and is the next larger city to Deyang, with which Siegen as a city maintains partnership and economic relations.

The Siegen photo artist Thomas Kellner deals in his artistic work with Art pieces  that are created from 35-mm films. These are then put together to form a large picture. This creates a sense of movement and dynamism in what are actually robust architectures and landscapes. In the photobook of the Gao Xiaohua, Thomas Kellner shows isolated well-known and culturally influential buildings such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. His way of photographing, however, shows them from a completely different angle than the usual images one can find. With Kellner's images, country characteristics are rediscovered. He so tries to bring us closer to the different cultures. 

The Fine Art photographer creates an extraordinary light perspective with his black and white works. He shows us the world through his eyes and the lens of the camera. The result is both exciting and fascinating. With a great variety of interpretations, the viewer is led into another dimension. 

You too can discover the Gao photo book and be inspired by these new yet familiar images. Perhaps you will also embark on a new journey to the different architectures. 

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Factsheet of the Black & White anthology

Title: Thomas Kellner – Black and White
Editor: Gao Xiaohua Art Museum of SMU
Author: Qu Bo
Photographer: Thomas Kellner
Content: 10 pages, 7 plates
Size: 28,5 x 21 cm, Leporello
Language(s): Chinese, English
Publisher: Southwest Minzu University
Edition: N.N.
Release Date: December 6, 2018 
Price: Sold out
Price of the special edition N.N.


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