The large format photographs of this young Düsseldorf photographer possess an air of theatricality and aloofness, a casual epic. There is interplay between the depiction of real and painted landscapes, driven by a Romantic and Symbolist impulse of feeling nature’s granduer. There are clouds, and bird-eye views, lush falling spring blooms and waterfalls, the drama of nature in all its quiet and violent sublimity, captured with an intense awareness of every factor of possible photographic deception. Exquisitely designed and printed, this monograph captures the large scale and scope of Pohl’s work – to articulate the distinctive experience of artificiality intertwined with the pleasure of yearning, to bestow a new and altogether different value upon the illusion of eternity. This elegant volume is the first monograph by Nina Pohl and it includes a text by Jan Verwoert. It is being released on the occasion of Pohl’s exhibition at the Oldenburger Kunstverein.
72 pp / 2 b&w and 30 color
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