area: Fine Arts / Photography
areaFine Arts / Photography
recommending institutionfreiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
time periodSeptember 2012 - October 2012
Ute Klein received her degree with honours in Photography from Folkwang University of the Arts Essen in 2009 and just finished her MA in fine art photography at the Royal College of Art in London. Her series »Resonanzgeflechte« has received the Gute Aussichten young german photography award 2009/2010 and was part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011. Her work was honoured with the art award of the city of Munich 2011. Ute has exhibited Europe-wide and is shown in several publications. As part of an edition her work is held by DZ Bank Frankfurt.
Ute lives and works in London and Berlin.
I would like to continue my project "les grandes dames" where I started
researching about the rituals and significations of hairdos in different cultures (e.g. ancient japan.) It fascinates me that they may be seen as still lifes that give particular references! I am interested in symbolic acts that extent into our everyday life and that become visible in decorative arts and fashion. By looking at, and using these visual signs, I would like to explore further the transformation of the body within the image into a sculptural form. I am looking for images where the photographed person turns into a figure, and the figure turns into an object that may be looked at as pure arrangement: a still life.