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Daffke Hollstein, P090813-01

Daffke Hollstein P090813-01 , 2009

View in a room Photography 16.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch 5 remaining copies


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Daffke Hollstein, P090813-01
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    Professional art gallery
    Barcelona - Spain

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    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Medium

    Photography : pigment ink, inkjet

  • Themes


  • Support

    Photography on Hahnemuehle fine art paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 5 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    16.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

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  • About the artwork

    Serie "Transfer of Deshabitation" -

    Since the official reunification of Germany in 1990, Berlin and its surroundings have been undergoing a process of radical change. New constructions appear whereas old ones disappear or are left abandoned to decay. Too much of its old identity has been taken from them, so much is missing. Just like many people, objects felt out of place, industrial facilities suddenly lost their raison d’être and were abandoned.

    For years, Hollstein has been fascinated by the subjects of temporality and fragility on the one hand, and identity on the other. In 2009 he started a photographic representation of this process. Once built with effort, used and having fulfilled its role, now forgotten and abandoned to a slow death... These photographs call up a certain hope for salvation. One last act of defiance against complete oblivion.

    The photographs were taken with a Linhof Technika 4x5“ camera on old, expired Polaroid film. Then the transfer negative, which is usually discarded, was scanned. Once scanned, the only retouch of the negatives was adjusting contrast and brightness, and they were not digitally manipulated in any other way.

    Choosing the Polaroid transfer negatives was a conscious choice. Polaroid film confers the photographed object a charming chromatic instability on its own. Using the transfer negative results on a more ambiguous representation, so that the state of advanced decay is more powerfully perceived, letting the abandoned object flourish with its own life maybe for the last time.

    • Tags
    • architecture

    • berlin


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Daffke Hollstein

Born in: 1974


Daffke Hollstein is a German artist born in 1974. He studied photography in the beginning of the 90s, then moved to France in 1997. He then received painting classes. The artist dedicates completely to his two passions since 2005, when he moved to Berlin. A member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists of Berlin since 2008, he now shares his times between Berlin and Barcelona. Daffke Hollstein works spontaneously and instinctively. Identity is one of his main subjects which he approaches through photography. His creations materialize the anxieties linked to the inconsistencies of our own identities, as well as those of our collective identities. Who we are? Where do we come from? Where are we going? So many questions that fascinates and interrogates the artist. Daffke Hollstein uses several techniques and mediums in order to obtain the best outcome possible. He is an indefatigable curious and a hard worker, he constantly explores new methods and learns new techniques in order to enrinch his artistic abilities. His work is regularly exhibited in Berlin and Barcelona, and is present in numerous private collections all around the world.
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Daffke Hollstein, P090813-01
Daffke Hollstein, P090813-01

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