Raïssa Venables, Grand Central, New York, 2008, 129 x 72 cm, C-print Diasec, Ed.5
The photographer, Raïssa Venables (born 1977), and the painter, Eckart Hahn (born 1971), both work with different emotional as well as psychic qualities of space. Venables creates spaces for retrospection and sentience through her collage technique and expressive use of colour, whereby photography is used as an artistic medium in the painterly sense. Hahn, by contrast, paints almost photo-realistically in the finest acrylics, and yet his presentations of space and identity, too, are constructions that generate a confusing and at times bizarre emotional game.
Raïssa Venables, Elevator, 2003, 168 x 119 cm, C-print Diasec, Ed. 5.