Fire without a Sound

I use present-day visual language and techniques
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© Jorg Karg | Fire without a Sound

The intention behind my digital photo collages is that the beholder feels addressed immediately, without any further explanation. Therefore I use present-day visual language and techniques to combine it with long-established, fundamental rules of painting and drawing. Our subjective perception is shaped by so many instant influences these days. Modern media affects us immensely, but so does almost forgotten ideas about shapes, colours and expressions of past days. Everything builds on one another and is subconsciously present all the time. All that can be used to move the viewer and create an unexpected personal experience. My own person is irrelevant in that context, which is underlined by the use of a pseudonym.

© Jorg Karg | Fire without a Sound
© Jorg Karg | Fire without a Sound
© Jorg Karg | Fire without a Sound
© Jorg Karg | Fire without a Sound
About
Born 1982, raised and currently living in Germany with an unbridled obsession for pictures. In principle, I have been focusing on digital photographic collages for around fourteen years now. I take photographic material, rearrange it and abstract it using photo-editing software. Therefore I create my own photographic material, and I work with photographers all around the world. Before discovering this fascination for photography, I obsessively painted and drew, which is still a big influence in my current photographic practice. I did not try to gain any access to the art market until 2016. But after the decision was finally made, I was directly nominated for The BLOOOM Award in 2016 and had the opportunity to present myself at the Art Fair in Cologne. After that, I found wonderful gallery support, which made it possible for me to exhibit excerpts of my work in Germany. In 2017, I was shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, and as a result, I exhibited in London. Since then, I have exhibited in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. In 2018 and 2019, the journey went on, and my works were recognized by several awards like the PX3 Paris Photo Award and the IPA International Photography Award. The range of exhibitions has also expanded to France, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, the USA and Australia.

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