Frozen in Tension
Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, München,
29.04.2010 – 27.01.2011
Projektraum Knut Osper, Köln
08.05. – 19.06.2010
Alain Gutharc Galerie, Paris
08.06. – 31.07.2010
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
10.09. – 30.10.2010
4. Monat der Fotografie, Vice Versa Showroom Berlin,
01.11. – 03.12.2010
Paris Photo, 18. – 21.11.2010
Art Miami, 01. – 05.12.2010
Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg, Frühjahr 2011
Jessica Backhaus is that rare photographer today who can capture nuances of everyday life in combination with a sensational feeling for color. Within all three of her published series, Jesus and the Cherries, What Still Remains and One Day in November (Kehrer 2005 and 2008), we witness the most subtle, yet vibrant use of color as it reflects off surfaces or embraces people and their possessions. It is color at the service of her subject, and she embraces the world around her with considerable tenderness and precision.
In her most recent series I Wanted To See The World, we are totally immersed in her rippling colors as we see both the natural world and man-made structures in reflection on the surface of rivers and lakes. In particular the works from Venice offer the most intriguing palette of soft oranges, pale yellows and strange grays.
Backhaus’ (*1970) work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. Her photographs are in many public art collections, e. g. the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany, ING Art Collection, Belgium, and Alexander Tutsek-Foundation, Germany.
US release date: May 2011
(Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, http://www.cbsd.com )
Editor: Laurence Miller
Artists: Jessica Backhaus
31 x 23 cm
41 color ills.