Axel Grünewald looks at the edges of the present. For more than five years, he has repeatedly traveled through the coastal regions of Morocco and southern Spain, to the continental border between Europe and Africa.

Thomas Wrede

strange paradise
Again and again, the point of departure for the photographic works of Thomas Wrede (born in 1963) is his yearning for the natural world and the transmission, through media, of this yearning. This book presents four extensive photo series - "Small Worlds", "Wrapped Landscapes", "Real landscapes" and "Seascapes" - that allude to a personal viewpoint within the current discussion of model and reality, picture and image, yearning and reality. Thomas Wrede takes this found reality, using his multi-layered pictures, in order to create new pictorial worlds. As in his earlier photographic works, these photographs show the relationship between humans and nature and, equally, show this on different levels of reality. The landscape appears in dynamic relationship between artistic presentation (models) and real seascapes (the North Sea).

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"Thomas Wrede"

February 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-56-7

29,70 x 23,20 cm

120 Pages

76 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Rainer Danne, Städtische Galerie Iserlohn
Text by
Rainer Danne, Christoph Schaden
The book was published on the occasion of the exhibitions ”strange paradise“, Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim Neuenhaus, and Kunsthalle Münsterland, Emsdetten, 2005/2006.
Further stations: February to March 2006 James Nicholson Gallery, New York; May to September 2006 Goethe Institut London; October 2006 Goethe Institut Helsinki.

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