Peter Braunholz' main focus is on revealing layers of reality which are hardly perceptible to the naked eye. He explores the volatile identity and model-like appearance of common space.
In his new series ECKEN he reveals the hidden poetry of corners. An unrealness lies in the strange beauty of these images, which also arouses a melancholic atmosphere. Peter chose common corner spaces as the motifs for his work and strongly focuses not on their material, but on their immaterial quality. His work serves as an example for the idea that art gives obvious things an oddness – it defamiliarises.
For the series “Ecken” Peter choosed the square as the only format for all images. He does not use the square to produce a centered composition, but to support the unreal atmosphere of the images. With the right-angled windows, corner-lines and additional geometric elements, Peter produced strong frame-in-frame compositions, which seem perfectly balanced. Another aspect of “Ecken” is the special color and light ambience: Peter took these photographs on cold winter mornings with overcast skies. The absence of shadows and the smooth colors add an element of quietness and sobriety.
11TH POLLUX AWARDS
FINALIST | NOMINEE
FELIX SCHOELLER AWARD
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
40x40 cm | 16x16 inches
60x60 cm | 24x24 inches
Archival pigment prints on
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth
© Peter Braunholz 2017-18