Alina Maria Frieske
05/02/2021 - 31/03/2021
Abglanz, which in German means reflection, is a series of collages in which hundreds of fragments taken from various photographs are assembled into new images, as if they were pieces of different puzzles mixed and matched in a single tableau. It is a body of works that deals with the digital world for the form but recall to the painting tradition for the practice. Through these compositions Alina Frieske pulls the strings of our perception on several levels, the viewer remains so uncertain about what is in front of him, is it a photograph or a painting?
The subjects portrayed are mainly domestic and in a certain way really familiar, maybe because these artworks are based on everyday smartphone photos from the endless pool of the web. Put together, the images camouflage themselves in their mutual imitation. Which contours remain recognisable and what blurs in the crowd? Alina Frieske's work explores the dynamics between the individual and the mass, between figurative elements and illusion.
The exhibition project is also conceived under a digital form, created in partnership with Art Curator Grid platform.
Alina Maria Frieske (*1994, GER) works with assembled images and studies the intersection between photography and painting. With an interest in found material online and its circulation, the work deals with the dynamics between abstraction and identification. She studied Visual Communication in the Netherlands (2017) and finished her Master in Photography at ECAL in Switzerland (2019). In 2020 she exhibited amongst others in the framework of Plat(t)form Winterthur, Images Vevey and during Hyeres Festival. She was among the Ones to Watch 2020, British Journal of Photography. She lives and works in Berlin.