New works in the F.C. Gundlach Collection
The vibrant metropolis New York inspired Nicole Hollmann to transform its three-dimensional reality with all its myriad acoustic and olfactory facets into two-dimensionality through the medium of photography. The result is a series of large-format photographs that verge on the threshold of painting. Hollmann sacrificed the precise articulation and delineation of her subjects in favor of impressions of their forms and – above all – colors.
Her pictures do not impose any particular reading on viewers, dictating how they should see the world around them. Instead, they challenge us to fill the space left open by the reduced pictorial information with our own experiences and emotions. The personal imagery that thus emerges is often more precise than the kind of obtrusively sharp focus that often conceals more than it reveals.
Meanwhile, the concept "Out of Focus" has become an integral part of Nicole Hollmann's working method. She continues this in places other than New York City.
Places that have far more to tell than the obvious.
"Out of Focus" book available
Editor F.C. Gundlach
texts by Hubertus Gaßner and Klaus Honnef
112 pages, 40 color illustrations
get a signed copy here: Nicole Hollmann