Brooklyn-based artist Lothar Osterburg will present a public lecture on his work on Thursday January 16th at 7:30pm in Art and Architecture room 109. The lecture is free and open to the public. His visit is sponsored by the UT Print Club.
Osterburg makes photogravures of small, sculpted models of windmills, lighthouses, sailboats among others, staged in evocative settings. Built from memory of readily available materials, the models have a dreamlike quality that is enhanced by the placement of the camera within their world; the perspective is that of a person within the set, obscuring the actual size of the objects. The viewer, drawn into the scene, fills the gap created by the absence of people. The smallest models are photographed through a magnifying glass or with a macro lens. With this extremely short focal range, the scenes become ambiguous, mysterious, or even ominous while somehow retaining the playful quality typical of Osterburg's hand.
Osterburg received a diploma with excellence in Fine Arts from the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany in 1990. Prior to this he studied at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. His works are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Fine Arts Museum Houston, TX; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI; Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence, KS; Light Work permanent Collection, Syracuse, NY; Kunstverein Hannover; Kunstverein Helmstedt; Kunstverein Salzgitter; and Kunstverein Frechen, all in Germany.
Website: http://www.lotharosterburgphotogravure.com/ <http://www.lotharosterburgphotogravure.com/>
Thursday, 16 January, 2014
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