Tango Metropolis – architecture collages

The inventor of visual analytical synthesis through architecture collages

The catalog Tango Metropolis shows the artist's most famous work on collages of iconic architectures and new world wonders. The publication gives a great overview not just of our world's famous architecture. It is also a collection of a unique form of fine art photography collages. The original collages of „dancing“ architecture such as the Brandenburg Gate and Saint Basil's Cathedral are analogous collages of contact sheets with hundreds of pictures. Kellner manages to breathe new life into icons of architecture that probably have been photographed thousands of times. He awakes a previously unknown curiosity which can be observed in children when they open a kinder surprise egg.

An infomative essay about architecture collages

In the trilingual essay (russian original and german and english translation),  Professor Chmyreva explains the term, which was invented by her, for Kellners work of „visual analytical synthesis“. This description hits the nail on the head. Interestingly, Chmyreva refers the terms analytical and synthesis onto his architecture collages and ranges his work with a reference to Cézanne and Signac.

"[He] analyzes — and cognizes — both the optical method of analog photography and the subject matter leaving the latter within the environment and re-establishing its connection with the surrounding space." (Prof. Dr. Irina Chmyreva)

Have a look at the pictures of my photobook Tango Metropolis

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Detailed information about Tango Metropolis

Title: Thomas Kellner – Tango Metropolis
Editor: ASK - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Siegerländer Künstlerinnen und Künstler e.V.
Author: Prof. Dr. Irina Chmyreva
Photographer: Thomas Kellner
Content: 24 pages, 10 plates
Size: 21 × 21 cm, softcover, staplebound
Languages: German, English, Russian
Publisher: seltmann+söhne
Edition: 2500
ISBN: 978-3-946688-01-3
Release Date: 2016
Price: 7,- Euros
Edition of the special edition 100
Price of the special edition 10 Euros (signed & numbered)

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Thank you to Arbeitsgemeinschaft Siegerländer Künstler for publishing the catalog of Tango Metropolis for me, to seltmann+söhne for distribution, to Siegerlandmuseum Mrs Prof. Blanchebarbe for the venue. Special thanks to Prof. Irina Chmyreva for the wonderful essay about visual analytical synthesis and my architecture collages, Julia Montanus and Natalia Kremer for proof reading and to Marc Babenschneider for the design. Thank you to Seltmann print art for the perfect printing of this photobook, other photobooks & exquisite issues.