Exhibition
11 January 2023–31 March 2023

Natural Sources

by Jochen Lempert

Part of Alserkal Art Week

Starts 11 January 2023

Ends 31 March 2023

Venue Grey Noise

Warehouse 24

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Jochen Lempert photographs the natural world in the most diverse contexts: from their habitat to the museums, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations. Lempert compiles his findings in a vast archive of images covering an ample spectrum, from common everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by his exploration of the properties and materiality of the photographic image. Analogue, black and white, hand-printed in the darkroom, his photographs resist categorization and confront the canons of today’s aesthetic.

In his presentations, Lempert uses groupings and scale to respond to the exhibition space. He places and selects the photographs thoughtfully, always looking for cross-references and associations, uncovering subtle correspondences. Lempert’s arrangements give us new insights into our own place within the patterns, the structures and even the randomness or the order of the natural world.

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This exhibition is in collaboration with ProjecteSD, Barcelona.