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Ilka Kramer

Ilka Kramer

Ilka Kramer is a photographer from Berlin whose work challenges our sense of perception of space and reality through her figurative and architecturally inspired images. Continually investigating the the flattening of three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional surface, Ilka’s MalaNazar series engages this exploration while drawing on our dissolution with nature through staged, perceived images.

Ilka currently lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Artist Statement & CV

Seeing without thinking is pure consciousness, fusion, the only way to see that between a fig tree and a geranium lies the mystery of space' Etel Adnan Normally we don't pay much attention to the zone around us, we react to objects or persons, but we are not aware about the open space in between them and ourselves. And yet, without this sort of 'emptiness' there wouldn't be any movement, or transformation, no distance, no view, no possibility of connection.

Space is a condition of life. In my work, I'm interested in this space as a possibility to relay something we are all part of. The consciousness of our body as a space by itself in connection with the space around it, and therefore in communication with everything else, can create a strong spiritual experience. My work is inspired by architecture and theater as a possibility of creating space, and I am very interested in the relation between artificial, man-made architecture and nature as an understanding of the place of man on earth. Also, one of the most challenging aspects of photography for me, is the question how to transform a thee-dimensional space into a two-dimensional surface.

CV

Education

1992 - 1998   Studies of Photography at the design school FH Dortmund, Germany 
1989 - 1992   Assistant of Fashion Photograhpers, Germany
1987 - 1989   Apprenticeship in a photostudio, Koln, Germany

Exhibitions

2016
Family Business02, Sluice, Exchange Rates, NYC
Selected for the award Voices off 2016, Arles
MalaNazar, International Photographic Art Festival, Zhengzhou, China
FDLB a l'espace d'art contemporain Christine Rieffel, Avignon, France
 
Poutres Apparentes, the Carrosserie, Marseille, France
 
Metamorphoses, le grand garage, Paris, France 
HomeMade, Robert Clergerie, Marseille, France 

2015
MalaNazar02, Le magasin de jouets, Arles, France
Family Business, Look&Listen, Marseille, France
MalaNazar01, le parcours de l'Art, (solo) Avignon, France 
le boudoir2.0, Arles, France

FDLB a l'espace d'art contemporain Christine Rieffel, Avignon, France
 
family/family, a la galerie du chateau d'eau, Toulouse, France

2014
Nature(s), La(b) galerie Artyfact, Paris, France
FDLB a la galerie de l'atelier d'encadrement Rieffel, Avignon, France

2013
Enfance(s), La(b) galerie Artyfact, Paris, France
FDLB a la galerie de l'atelier d'encadrement Rieffel, Avignon, France
ready-made images, galerie ready-made, Paris, France
LaFabricA, Festival d'Avignon/maison Jean Vilar, (solo) Avignon, France
Ich geh jetzt in..., Napa Gallery, Prague, Republique Tcheque
made in Arles a la galerie le magasin de jouets, Arles, France
ISSP Final Exhbition Kuldiga, Lettonie

2012
Selected for the award "voies off," Arles, France
FDLB a la galerie de l'atelier d'encadrement Rieffel, France

 

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 1

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 10

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 13

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 15

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 16

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 3

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 5

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 6

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

Ilka Kramer

MalaNazar 8

$ 180.00

DESCRIPTION This photographic series MalaNazar by Ilka Kramer beautifully abstracts our perception of space and landscape. "In a time where we lose direct contact with nature, we accede to it only by our view....

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