Palais de justice | 2018 | Paris | 80 x 110 cm

Florian SCHMITT

Florian SCHMITT TEXT WORK VITA CONTACT

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City, architecture, space and non-space | composing, re-composing.

For a better understanding I like to describe the procedure of my current work: First of all, there is research to create the image, which includes taking photographic notes with my smartphone. These images are pictures of buildings, lights, and patterns. After this first step I classify them and build a personal archive on my laptop with different folders whereupon I print out a selection, cut them, regroup and construct a model. The last step is to rephotograph the result of my personal research.

This procedure is founded on my interest in the city, perception, the medium of photography (frontality, plane, light, perspective), graphics, material, construction, handicrafts, game, hazard and the idea of do not take themselves too seriously. Starting a work of art, I always have an idea of the picture I would like to construct. But all this is flexible. Working with hazard and playing around is important for me. This balance between artisanry and working precisely allows me to create unfettered arrangements. Although the results looks like a digital picture (constructed e.g. with Photoshop or other software) everything is made manually (print, cut, built). Only the last picture itself is taken with a digital camera. This craft work combines spontaneity and fragility with the perfection of digital photography. It allows me to combine two different approaches in a time rather defined by digital life. I really like the idea of contradiction: it’s about contradiction of disorder and perfection.

While I was reading texts in the catalogue of DIORAMA I asked myself about the link and interaction of a diorama which is based on the idea by Charles-Marie Bouton (1781-1853) and Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) « c’est une machine à construire une vision, et comme pour le panorama le mot est un néologisme combinant les racines grecques dia (à travers) et horao (vue). […] Aujourd’hui il évoque souvent de maquettes en miniature, appréciées des collectionneurs mais très éloignées du gigantesque spectacle qu’était le diorama à l’origine. » (p. 34)*.
Particularly the fact of having a model in miniature and the construction of a vision that make me conceive of a diorama. « À l’instar des panoramas, le diorama devient une norme pour évaluer la réalité. Souvent l’émerveillent devant l’illusion l’emporte sur tout intérêt pour le lieu représenté. » (p. 37)*.

*DIORAMAS, exhibition catalogue. Publisher : Flammarion, 2017.



Portfolio Pêle-mêle (2018)

Interview with Meike Welz - Kamikaze Kama (2016)

Katja Hoffmann - With playful calculation | Mit Spielerischem Kalkül (2015)

Joseph Imorde - Im Gleichgewicht (2011)






The Eye stumbles | 36 Pages | Edition Imorde, 2015 | ISBN: 978–3–942810–31–9

WORK

urban collages
urban collages
reCONSTRUCTION
reCONSTRUCTION
city/métro
city/métro
ephemeral
ephemeral
métro-construction
metro-construction
video
video
photography of space
photography of space
Plaste & Pappe
Plaste & Pappe
CMYTape
CMYTape
exhibition views
exhibition views
untitled
untitled
sculpture
sculpture

VITA

1980 born in Mainz (Germany), lives in Paris (France)

since 09/2017 Photography and contemporary art studies, University Paris 8, Paris (France)
2008 - 2013 Art studies, University of Siegen (Germany)

04/2013 - 09/2016 Artistic assistant for art photography under Prof. Uschi Huber at the University of Siegen (Germany)
2014 Co-founder for the studio and project space UNION, Cologne (with Katja Hoffmann)


Exhibitions (Selection)

Upcoming
2018 | Biennale de l'Image Tangible, Paris
2018 | Un mur d'images | Nuit blanche, Paris

Groupshow | FONIS-Galerie, Düsseldorf
Raumangelegenheiten | UNION, Cologne
RAUM | Büro für Brauchbarkeit, Cologne
5x3 | Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
JungArt | Alte Münze, Berlin
Ecken und Kanten | Städt. Galerie Haus Seel, Siegen
Brauhaus-Fotografie 20 | Brauhaus, Siegen
Das Innere ist jetzt Außen | Städt. Galerie Haus Seel, Siegen


Awards
Kunstsicher-Award
Ilse Krahl-Award

Contact

Florian SCHMITT
Rue de Belleville
F-75020 Paris
info@schmittflorian.de


Links:
bit20.paris
diaph8.org
l'oeil de la photographie
union60sechs.de
kunst-uni-siegen.de
artweb.univ-paris8.fr
biq-nyc.com - biq-artists
kamikazekarma.de
spaces-guide.de

Florian SCHMITT - Performance/Dance
Florian SCHMITT - Portrait
Florian SCHMITT - Packshot
Florian SCHMITT - La lumière et le ciel | 2016 | Edition


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