SIGN OUR GUESTBOOK
Hendrik Bellstedt
Illumination
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
Previous Artist
  • Better Than Gray
Digital C-Print
8" x 12" 

    Better Than Gray

    Digital C-Print
    8" x 12"
  • Breakup
Digital C-Print
20" x 27.5" 

    Breakup

    Digital C-Print
    20" x 27.5"
  • Long-Medium-Short
Digital C-Print
8" x 12" 

    Long-Medium-Short

    Digital C-Print
    8" x 12"
  • The End of the Last Ice Time
Digital C-Print
39.5" x 59" 

    The End of the Last Ice Time

    Digital C-Print
    39.5" x 59"
Next Artist
Hendrik Bellstedt

HENDRIK BELLSTEDT

Illumination
June 5 – June 25, 2019
Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2019 6-8 PM

German Photographer Hendrik Bellstedt uncovers humor and beauty in ordinary day scenes and objects. Bellstedt draws inspiration from the European landscape, which he often travels via motorbike, searching for intriguing subjects. Originally from East Germany, Bellstedt practiced traditional black and white- photography techniques until after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. He currently practices digital photography using an intuitive process to capture intriguing portraits of inanimate objects, animals, and plants.

In “Breakup”, Bellstedt presents a deceptively simple scene. In the middle of the composition we see a trashcan supported by two long, leg-like metal bars. The can is heavily dented in the middle and leans to one side, as if recoiling from an injury. Bellstedt’s treatment of this object, places it in the viewer’s direct line of focus, giving it our full attention and concern. With this framing, Bellstedt anthropomorphizes the object, bestowing it with a relatable human story. The title “Breakup” adds an additional layer of meaning, giving the piece an overall feeling of both sentimentality and absurdity at once.


Copyright & Disclaimer - Privacy Policy - Accessibility Policy BBB
© 1984-2019 Agora Gallery, All Rights Reserved