Lois Renner's photographic works show seemingly ordinary depictions of artists' studios. And yet, the furniture--utterly diverse in scale, consisting of found objects from the artist's surroundings as well as paintings--confuse the viewer's sense of spatial logic and evoke thoughts of photomontage or digital reprocessing. In reality, Renner rebuilt the old studio at his Salzburg house on a 1:10 scale at his studio in Vienna and proceeded to photograph this carefully composed model from different points of view--a photographic method explicitly oriented on the complex structure of old paintings, thus uniting the possibilities of both media, painting and photography. The picture index at hand, which was compiled in close cooperation with the artist, documents the development of Lois Renner's work since 1991, including his newest pieces.
|Publisher:||Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG|
|Product dimensions:||8.78(w) x 12.74(h) x 1.28(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Lois Renner, born in 1961 in Salzburg, was one of Gerhard Richter's students at the Dusseldorf Art Academy. Today, Renner lives and works in Vienna and is one of Austria's internationally renowned artists. Last year, he received the International Award for Photography at the Buenos Aires Biennale.