The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Björn Braun

Björn Braun’s works maintain the balance between art and nature, the natural and the artificial. In his paper collages, the 2009 winner of the blauorange prize uses only “material” that he has discovered in other pictures. For example, he carefully cuts out sections of photographic images from old illustrated travel books and assembles them in new locations: a mountain range grows out of the shingles of a church roof, the bark of a tree becomes the sun shining on a snow-covered Alpine landscape.
Braun’s sculptural works follow a similar logic of transforming objets trouvés. With this in mind, Braun’s method of working allows nothing to be lost, all remnants and leftovers must be processed, nothing must be destroyed unless something new is created from it.
The artist’s book is published as an exclusive illustrated book and features a separate essay section.
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"Björn Braun"

December 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-369-0

16,00 x 21,50 cm

112 Pages

19 colored and 47 b/w illustrations

Hardcover with clothbound, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken

Uwe Fröhlich, Bettina Klein, Veit Loers, Hilke Wagner
Text by
Uwe Fröhlich, Bettina Klein, Veit Loers, Hilke Wagner
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the award winner exhibition „blauorange 2009“, „Björn Braun“, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V., Braunschweig.