Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Work from his oeuvre.
“…Over the past years Bernard Voïta has worked almost exclusively in the medium of photography, although the way he does so is often compared to sculpture. In his work he challenges the medium’s boundaries and its imputations and sounds out its potential as well as questions of perception. Out of simple found objects, Voïta constructs three-dimensional models in his atelier, which he, in a second step, records with his camera. His works do not picture an out-there reality, but an arranged-by-the-artist, complex sculptural design that finds culmination in its photographic depiction. Thus images arise that allude to modernist architecture and city landscapes, or to arrangements and patterns that border on abstraction.These, via the composition, utilize the medium’s own effects, such as depth of field and the loss of real dimensions. The perspectivally arranged objects together conform to one plane.Which objects and arrangements are represented behind the images is no longer discernible to the eyes of the beholder. It is in the photograph itself that a meaningful dimension of the installation first gets composed into something new…” – Gallery Bob Van Orsouw