post-title Daniel & Geo Fuchs | nature & destruction | nüü gallery | 03.03.-15.04.2023

Daniel & Geo Fuchs | nature & destruction | nüü gallery | 03.03.-15.04.2023

Daniel & Geo Fuchs | nature & destruction | nüü gallery | 03.03.-15.04.2023

Daniel & Geo Fuchs | nature & destruction | nüü gallery | 03.03.-15.04.2023

until 15.04. | #3790ARTatBerlin | nüü gallery presents from 3. March 2023 (Opening: 02.03.) the exhibition „nature & destruction“ with the work series by the internationally renowned artist couple Daniel & Geo Fuchs as part of the official programme of the European Month of Photography – EMOP Berlin.

In their latest series of works “nature & destruction”, the internationally renowned artist couple Daniel & Geo Fuchs deal with the opposing poles of aesthetics and destruction in nature. In today’s world, where resources are becoming increasingly scarce and the world is inexorably affected by climate change, they deal with the fragility of nature. Nature, as seen by Daniel & Geo Fuchs, is on the one hand the supposedly perfect reproduction of what man interprets into it and hopes for: nature as beauty and as the giver of all resources and forces. On the other hand, however, one is confronted with its destruction through human intervention.

The leitmotif of the EMOP Berlin 2023 is Touch. This leitmotif is primarily intended to express the desire for a form of connection or continuation of contact – to keep in touch. During the pandemic, many people experienced distance and loneliness and wished for closeness and security, at the same time breaking away from home and escaping into nature to find touch and security there – untouched by humans. The works by Daniel & Geo Fuchs open up this path with the means of photography, touch and inspire further discussion and reflection.

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Daniel & Geo Fuchs, „nature & destruction“, James

Rugged and steep cliffs, snow-capped mountains and plantless hills rise unreachable and seemingly untouched into the sky. The sea and lakes ripple to unknown shores, lapping lonely islands and beaches. In the picture “Jacques”, small groups of islands rise angularly out of the sea like crystals and out of reach, the fish traps seem to be mounted into them; the pink algae and growth on the islands have something familiar, sweet and at the same time surreal, pointing to the destructive potential of man. In “Luis”, “Reinhold” and “Thor”, which all show grandiose mountain massifs, one only sees the gondola lift built into the silent snowy landscape or the houses built into forgotten valleys and nature when looking closely. Unflowered bare tree stumps give a picturesque view of the sea, the sea washes up against the romantic palm grove. However, the colours laid over the works by the artists give the viewer pause and shake the supposedly ideal world.

The images are mainly created with a camera robot developed by Nasa and Google for the Mars mission, in which hundreds of images are stitched together into one; this results in an incredible richness of detail that intensifies the viewer’s gaze. The impression is created – especially in the large-format works – as if looking out of a window into a breathtaking panorama.

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Daniel & Geo Fuchs, „nature & destruction“, Thor

For the exhibition in Berlin, the artists are realising a vision and, for the first time, bringing an image from their “nature & destruction” series of works onto a wall as a fresco. For this, they have found the company Wallprinters as a cooperation partner, who, with their innovative technique, bring large-format pictures directly onto walls of any kind of surface and, thanks to their experience, realise the works of Daniel & Geo Fuchs with precision.

Daniel (* 1966) and Geo (* 1969) Fuchs are a German artist couple who have been working together on conceptual photography series as well as video works and installations for more than 20 years and have thus achieved international renown.
What the works have in common is that they initially pretend to the viewer to have grasped the motif with a single glance. However, the question quickly arises as to what was actually already there at the moment the picture was taken and what was not. No matter where the photographs were taken, one becomes aware that reality and fiction are mixed.

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Daniel & Geo Fuchs, „nature & destruction“, Orlando

Their work has been presented in many international solo and group exhibitions and art fairs and can be found in many private and public collections (solo exhibitions include: Museum Villa Stuck München, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Foam Museum Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Wien, Nikolaj Kunsthal Kopenhagen, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Pori Art Museum Finnland, Haugar Kunstmuseum Tonsberg Norwegen, Photoforum Pasquart Biel Schweiz, Fotografie Forum International Frankfurt am Main, nGbK Berlin, Palau de la Virreina Barcelona, Museo de Bellas Artes Santander; group exgibitions include Kunsthal Rotterdam, CAC Malaga, Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, Norton Museum of Art Palm Beach, Biennale of contemporary Art Thessaloniki, Ludwig Museum Of Contemporary Art Budapest, NRW Forum Düsseldorf, H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast Augsburg, Brandts Museum Odense, Fotomuseum Den Haag, Villa Merkel Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Künstlerhaus Wien, Museum für Fotografie Braunschweig, Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst Aachen).

Daniel and Geo Fuchs live and work in Germany.

Opening: Thursday, 2. March 2023, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Friday, 3. March to Saturday, 15. April 2023

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Image caption title: Daniel & Geo Fuchs, Jacques, Fine Art Pigment Print, 108 x 161 cm, 2016

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