Deserted, but not lonely. Nocturnal, but never dark. And wonderfully quiet. Juliane Eirich’s night visions thrive on the twilight aura, which she creates with precise experiments with light and dark. The images are anything but everyday, yet simultaneously provide a view of their authentic surroundings.
Gallery f 5,6 in Munich has compiled a highly expressive selection, which is bound to result in the viewer escaping their world by fleeing to that of a young photographer’s.
The exhibition is based on works from the Nightwatch (Hawaii 2004), Hale Kula (Hawaii 2005) and Korea Diary (South Korea 2007/08) series. Juliane Eirich pays close attention to her motifs, the darkness alone demands a lengthy exposure time. An elaborate process is behind her photographs, which, rather than weighing it down, adds further depth to her work.
“All of my work focuses on calm. I never planned this. I guess it relates to the fact that life is continuing to speed up and I am trying to compensate for the acceleration with calm photographs”, she explains.
The photographer studied at the Academy of Photo Design in Munich, before moving to New York and Honolulu to pursue her projects. She spent 2007 and 2008 in Seoul, South Korea, where she had received a scholarship. Her works were exhibited all over the world and published by the New York Times Magazine amongst others. She lives and works in Berlin and New York.
Galerie f 5,6 presents her work until 4 September 2010.
Galerie f 5,6
Until 4 September 2010
Tue – Fri, 12:00 – 18:00
Sat, 12:00 – 17:00