Instagram takeover: Andrea Grützner

We welcome recent ING Unseen Talent winner, Andrea Grützner to our Instagram Takeover.

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Andrea Grützner currently lives and works in Berlin and Konstanz. She earned her Master of Arts degree in photography from the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in 2014 and subsequently has shown at festivals, and in solo and group shows worldwide. Grützner received several awards, among others the Source Cord Prize in 2014, Gute Aussichten – Young German Photography Prize in 2014/2015, FOAM Talent 2016 and most recently the Jury Award of the ING Unseen Talent Award. Kerber Verlag published a monograph das Eck (The Corner) which was developed during the course of her grant in Koblenz as „Koblenzer Stadtfotografin 2015“. In addition, Andrea is also giving lectures, workshops and talks in various institutions. She is currently teaching on a regular basis at University Of Applied Sciences Konstanz – Germany.

Time to say good bye. This is my – @andreagruetzner – last post for the #IGTakeover. It was my pleasure to share some stuff with you. Thank you for your interest and support * 'Hive' is the series I've started for the ING Unseen Talent Award last summer. The photographic works are shot throughout RMIT’s New Academic Street, a large area of the Melbourne University that is currently undergoing a major reconstruction and transformation. The reconstructed contemporary education buildings are designed to provide spaces that are felt as common ground and spaces for knowledge sharing. They are meeting and learning environments for students. These spaces are a metaphor for the process of orientation, way-finding and also alienation. Artifical interiors draw links to retro computer games that require the player to advance from level to level. Other spaces within the buildings feel alive with the potential to enclose those within them, and some feel like spatialised comic-strip pictures blown out to three-dimensions. Through simple manipulations of my analogue photographs, I highlight my responses to physical space through bold design, colour and form, whilst also revealing the uncanny that exists within these spaces. #workinprocess #sketch #rmit #rmitintersect #ingunseentalentaward #unseen #hive #contemporaryart #constructivism #constructedreality #commonground #artificialenvironment #space #interieur #AndreaGrützner #photography . . A selection of pictures is currently on view at @rmit_art_intersect as part of the program #lightscapes. Thank you for the residency last year.

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Good Morning. Here is @andreagruetzner taking over this week. Today, I'll show you a small selection of my work Erbgericht (Guest House) Since my childhood I am kind of obsessed by a special building in the East German village where I am from. The inn is a historically grown material and space collage and it has been managed by one family for five generations through five political systems. Depending on the situation at the time, it was added to or partially rebuilt. In the conversations the interior was interwoven with stories. However, the memories remain only partly imaginable for me, they color the walls abstractly. In the dialog I notice that things appear familiar to me, yet many things remain alien to me. I have integrated these feelings as well as the memory of my childhood experiences in this house into my work processes. I trace the indeterminable magic with my colorful light that inscribes itself into the analog slide-film material. It’s a balancing act between likeness and abstraction, the familiar and the unfamiliar, orientation and dissolution. . . #IGTakeover #AndreaGrützner #photography #experiment #analog #minimalism #abstractphotography #colorshadows #interiorspaces #Landgasthof #polenz #erbgericht #robertmoratgalerie #juliesaulgallery #geo #guteaussichten2014 #geometric

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"das Eck" (the corner) is a portrait of Koblenz, one of the oldest cities of Germany. While living there for a residency in 2015 & 2016, I focused on fragments of the characteristic postwar architecture all around the city. The details hooked me because of their surrealistic appearance, graphical design or humor. I further added contrasting details of older buildings. With their dark background they appear like museum artifacts, losing their scale and reference. For me they represent symbolically the museum-like image that Koblenz presents for purposes of tourism. Currently on show at "New Vision/New Generation" @juliesaulgallery with works of #moholynagy and @alejandralaviada #luigighirri and me. #IGTakeover #AndreaGrützner #photography #experiment #analog #dasEck #Koblenz #postwararchitecture #architecture #abstraction #KoblenzerStadtfotograf

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