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Photography: Black & White, Photo on Paper.
The portrait of Andreas Hentschel (1958-2015) was taken in Christinenstrasse. In the early 80s, friends and I occupied vacant apartments in East Berlin. Many East Berliners had fled to the West and the state housing administration often left houses in neglect, like this apartment.
1984 Gethsemane Church, Berlin
1984 Jugendclub Schaufenster, Berlin
1987 1987 »Out of Eastern Europe: Private Photography« Massachusetts Institute of Technologie, Cambridge/Mass. und Rosa Esman Gallery, New York »Aktuelle Fotografie in der DDR« National image office Hamburg
1995 »Young Photographers of the Eighties«, Galerie Mitte, Dresden
2003 Art Media Center Berlin Adlershof
2003 Town Gallery Iserlohn
2004 Kunsthalle Erfurt
Matthias Leupold’s Fictive Images by T.O. Immisch:
Matthias Leupold took up a special, almost incommensurable position from the very beginning: his work is not characterised by rational calculation or explicit media reflection, and it demonstrates very few special photographic techniques. Instead its qualities are playfulness, poetry, dreaminess, a gentle melancholy, pictorial narratives, narrative series and irony.
The developments and gains in Leupold’s work during the four short years in East Berlin may be summed up as three fields of opposing tension: between the static and the dynamic, between contemplation and narration, and between the joke and the symbol. In the pictures, however, these dimensions do not divide up, but – to some extent or even fully – they fall into one. published: The Past Has Only Just Begun, Schaden Cologne, 2003
Fine Art Print, signed and numered by the artist on Paper: Brilliant Museum Silver Gloss White, archivally proper — with an elegantly subtle punch, an acid-free, alpha-cellulose papers that emulate the classic, air-dried, glossy fibre-based traditional silver-halide papers used by the master black-and-white printers.
300 gsm with a thickness between 18 and 19 mils
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection