Christine Erhard

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VIDEO: Photographer Christine Erhard creates complex 3-D models that play with conventional perspective.

VIDEO: Photographer Christine Erhard creates complex 3-D models that play with conventional perspective.

VIDEO: Photographer Christine Erhard creates complex 3-D models that play with conventional perspective.

It is not always obvious whether all art that is presented as photography should be understood as such. For some it is clear where the line in the sand should be drawn. But for others such as commentator Jorg Colberg the use of other art forms and digital technology when creating contemporary photography is actually what makes it all the more interesting. And so it is with the work of Christine Erhard.

Christine's primary motive in making her work is to reproduce a new reality, something that looks real but cannot actually exist, except when viewed through the camera. Trying to move away from the conventions of linear perspective she brings together disparate viewpoints in her constructed spaces. For her the most interesting part of the image is where the fragments of the model overlap and how the intentional confusing of perspective allows the viewer to simultaneously recognise the architectural landscape while also understanding that something is not quite true. Thus encouraging us to view the world as slightly askew.

Born in Crailsheim, Germany, Christine studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf graduating as a "Master Student" in 1998.

Christine has exhibited widely in both Germany and internationally. Solo shows include The Zweigstelle Gallery, Berlin, 2009; Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, 2004; the Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation in Stuttgart; the Goethe Institute in Milan in 2002; the Museum Muller Collection, Wiesbaden, 1999 and the High Street Project gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1998.

Her work has also been seen in group shows at; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California, 2009; the Yale Art and Architecture Gallery, USA, 2008; the Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, 2008; the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2003; East International, Norwich, UK 2002; the Architectural Association, London 1999 and the Musashino Art University, Tokyo, 1998.

Christine Erhard's photographs

Christine Erhard's books

Fotografien SPECIAL 1
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Fotografien SPECIAL 2
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