Ingar Krauss Nature Morte 13th December 2012
Galleria Suzy Shammah
via San Fermo / via Moscova 25 I-20121 Milano
t +39 02 29061697 f +39 02 89059835
13th December 2012 - 28th February 2013
Opening 13th December at 7 p.m.
“The gardener does with his bushes and plants, what the poet does with the words, he
puts them together in such way that they seem new and strange and also as for the first
time completely themselves.” Hugo von Hofmannsthal
For the exhibition “Nature Morte” at Galleria Suzy Shammah, German photographer Ingar
Krauss (Berlin, 1965) brings pictures realized since autumn 2009, dedicated to still life.
Krauss paints each black and white print with transparent oil colors, giving the images a
timeless dimension in the romantic tradition of the vanitas.
The artist photographs the East German countryside, near the Polish border, where he
lives. He is a gardener and dedicates time to plants and animals that naturally became a
privileged pictorial subject. As every gardener wants to put nature in his special order he
also tries to compose plants in the pictures, making use of their vegetable obstinacy. Thus
every still life becomes a poetic test field.
Selected solo exhibitions: 2012 Die Wanderarbeiter, Galerie für Moderne Fotografie, Berlin; 2010
Nature Morte. Photographs by Ingar Krauss, Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg, Neuhardenberg
(Germany); 2009 Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan; Davao, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris; 2008
Davao, Showroom Hans-Christian Schink, Berlin; Birds of Passage, Goethe-Institute, Riga; 2007
Birds of Passage, Marvelli Gallery, New York; 2006 Portraits, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan; In
Persona, Fotoforum, Innsbruck; Storie Urbane, Settimana Europea della Fotografia, Reggio Emilia;
2004 Why me?, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan; In a Russian Juvenile Prison, Marvelli Gallery,
New York; Von den Kindern weiss man nichts, Fotoforum, Innsbruck / Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt.
Selected group exhibitions: 2012 f/stop Festival of Photography – The History of Now, Leipzig;
Melancholia, paintings and photographs, Klinger Villa, Leipzig; 2011 The Second Glance, Villa
Streccius, Landau; 2009 Little History of Photography, Centro Galego De Arte Contemporanea,
Santiago de Compostela; Declinazioni della Gioia. L'atto di fotografare: visioni e rappresentazioni,
FotoGrafia. Festival Internazionale di Roma - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; This is not a Fashion
Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection, International Center of Photography, New York;
2008 Nostalgie. L’istante e la durata del tempo, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa;
2006 Quasi l’infanzia. I bambini e lo sguardo dell’artista, Sala d’arme di Palazzo Vecchio, Florence;
Ecce Uomo, Spazio Oberdan, Milan; 2004 Je t'envisage: La disparition du portrait, Musée de
l'Elysée, Lausanne; About Face. Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery,
London; FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale di Roma, Rome; Adoleszenz, Fotogalerie, Vienna;
2002 Moscow Photobiennale, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow; 2002 10th John Kobal
Photographic Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London.