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Solo exhibition in Illums Bolighus 2012 from 3th of May - 5th of August 2012.

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<ul><li><p>MARIE WENGLER </p><p>Solo exhibition in Illums Bolighus 20123th of May - 5th of August </p><p>fine art photography</p></li><li><p>Marie Wengler (born 1992)</p><p>Since a very young age I have worked with and have been interested in both arts </p><p>and photography. Over the years, it has become increasingly obvious to merge these </p><p>two disciplines together, and during the past years I have therefore increasingly ex-</p><p>plored and developed diverse artistic photographic expressions. Interesting about </p><p>photography as an artistic expression is, that you can capture a unique moment </p><p>through a camera, which may contain many varying moods and emotions. The frozen </p><p>and unique expression and mood in each image can be increased and subsequently </p><p>highlighted by using digital manipulation techniques, whereby the original photo-</p><p>graph gains a new expression and meaning. </p><p>Over the past few years my experimental approach to photography has resulted in </p><p>several different photographic series of widely varying themes and artistic focus </p><p>(visit www.mariewengler.com to see more images). The contrasting photographic </p><p>series that I have worked with indicate the development that my artistic expres-</p><p>sion has gone through so far - although it certainly and hopefully will continue to </p><p>evolve in the future. Through increased knowledge and inspiration from the works </p><p>of other and more established artists, I seek to further develop my personal experi-</p><p>ence of art and my artistic expression. I seek to transcend both my own and the </p><p>viewers boundaries when I create art. From previously being less aware of a recur-</p><p>ring theme and message in my pictures, I now spend months preparing each image </p><p>and the overall theme of a series of images before a photo-shoot. I therefore still </p><p>have lots of ideas to bring alive in the future and I really look forward to this process.</p><p>Dehumanization </p><p>Size: 70 x 100 cm</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>Faceless/Anonymous Existence</p><p>Size: 70 x 100 cm</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>After a couple of years with limited artistic possibilities due </p><p>to an increased focus on improving my educational skills, Ive </p><p>finally resumed my passion for art and photography after </p><p>finishing high school in the summer of 2011. I have since </p><p>worked intensively to increase my skill and I will in future </p><p>continue to expand, challenge and develop my understand-</p><p>ing of both art and photography. However, I still have much </p><p>to learn, many new forms of artistic and photographic ex-</p><p>pressions to explore, many photographic and artistic image </p><p>series to create. </p><p>Disintegration Into Meaninglessness/Anonymity </p><p>Size: 50 x 130 cm</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>Most of the images which are displayed in the exhibition Generation Y? </p><p>in Illums Bolighus are part of a series of portraits. Through the use of </p><p>different remedies the pictures are intended to emphasize feelings of </p><p>both fascination and disgust, of absurdity and identification. The im-</p><p>ages challenge the youthful innocence, they seek to reveal the inner </p><p>primitive human instincts - the personal dark side, usually suppressed </p><p>but still existing in each individual. </p><p>The portraits depict the late/post modern, anonymous and individu-</p><p>alized human existential issues in a society of threat, where techno-</p><p>logical change is increasingly affecting and changing human relation-</p><p>ships and interaction patterns. The fear/anxiety of alienation from </p><p>our own identity and body in a rapidly changing, complex, globalized </p><p>world is highlighted. A desire to not be insignificant and ignored as </p><p>individuals and to feel alive. The quest to avoid loneliness, isolation </p><p>and the feeling of lifes meaninglessness. The frustration at not being </p><p>able to live up to societys demands and standards for perfection and </p><p>success if you make the wrong decisions in life. Subsequently, individ-</p><p>uals in some pictures screaming out this desperation.</p><p>From community-based requirements to human life, it is now individu-</p><p>alized requirements that have an impact on our own lives. We create </p><p>our own lives without strong regulation from family and community, </p><p>offering a new freedom for the individual but also leading to new re-</p><p>quirements and a personal responsibility no one but you yourself can </p><p>undertake. You are ultimately responsible for your own success and </p><p>failure.</p><p>Homo Duplex/Binary Being</p><p>Size: 50 x 70 cm</p><p>Edition 1/8</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>Save Me From My Thoughts </p><p>Size: 87 x 120 cm</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>I Am That I Am </p><p>Size: 50 x 100 cm</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>The images seek to highlight societys polarized boundaries - be-</p><p>tween normality and abnormality, between identity and dissimi-</p><p>larity, between tradition and de-traditionalization (this aspect is </p><p>emphasized by the difference between the photographic medium </p><p>as an artistic expression compared to traditional forms of art), </p><p>between genuine and fake (by using digital manipulation techniques </p><p>the distinction between real and unreal is reduced), between life </p><p>and death. </p><p>As regards this last existential problem - life vs. death - some of the </p><p>images in the exhibition may therefore also be viewed as a rebirth </p><p>or re-interpretation of the Vanitas genre where human frailty, van-</p><p>ity and fear of the inevitable mortality are thematized. These im-</p><p>ages focus on the duality in the perception of human mortality as </p><p>either redemptive or horrific for mankind in the space between </p><p>birth and death. </p></li><li><p>Memento mori is still an eternally valid concept describing the basic </p><p>conditions for human existence, but in spite of our knowledge </p><p>of the inevitable dead it is a constantly recurring and relevant </p><p>theme in art, as people never seem to be able to come to terms </p><p>with the end of life - accentuated by a late/post modern secu-</p><p>larized society where the scientific development and matter-</p><p>of-fact determination of the human bodily degeneration have </p><p>generated doubt about the old religious beliefs/traditions that </p><p>in the past could relieve the fear of death, still without provid-</p><p>ing new meaningful scientific evidence about human existence </p><p>after death for the individual to relate to today. A retention and </p><p>extension of youth has become more important than ever. </p></li><li><p>Face It</p><p>Size: 80 x 120 cm</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>Im All, Im None</p><p>Size: 50 x 90</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>Cybernetic </p><p>Size: 70 x 100</p><p>Edition 1/6</p><p>The photograpic print face is mounted to glossy acrylic and aluminium, which provides a rigid and flat surface. </p></li><li><p>Visit my website to see a larger selection of images </p><p>with the same theme: </p><p>www.mariewengler.com</p><p>Contact me personally: </p><p>mariewengler@gmail.com</p><p>Find me on: </p><p>Google+</p><p>Facebook</p><p>Twitter</p><p>All pictures mounted by Pernille Montage Lab+</p><p>Visit or contact Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, Den-</p><p>mark, from the 3th of May - 5th of August 2012 to </p><p>see the images from this magasine in real or recieve </p><p>more information about purchacing images. </p></li></ul>