Nocturnal shadows. Hidden among the tree branches are the stories we see, and those we invent.
Photographic artist Karl Unterfrauner
Artist Karl Unterfrauner celebrates ‘his’ Room 304
With Karl Unterfrauner, it’s important to notice what you don’t see. The South Tyrolean artist is a master of selective observation who lends details unexpected prominence when he looks through his camera viewfinder. Whether radiators, carpet fringes or – as in Room 305 – nocturnal shadows of trees in Los Angeles, his large photographic prints are always conceptions of reality. The formal language of the branches evokes Art Nouveau and Jugendstil. What tales might this night tell?
Karl Unterfrauner, Nocturnal Shadows (Photograph)
Artur Nikodem, Aria (Sanguine chalk pencil, ca. 1920)
Karl Unterfrauner, untitled (photographic print)