Tor Seidel, Aussicht, C-Print, 100 x 140 cm, 2006
Following the development process of the photographs of Tor Seidel, you will first notice how passioned for detail and with precision and ease he copes with a ride through our western culture.
Pictures - which actually aren't pictures. Before them they did not exist - and if you've seen them once, they are here to stay.
They remind us of something we can not say with words. These pictures come from far away. We believe to see something in them and they elude the casual eye, the superficial knowledge. Actually, they are after-images - which could result from dreams and be seen with eyes closed. Now they are here for us. His pictures - and our pictures.
His interest in the contemporary era of romance is not an accident. It is the appeal of the mystery and the mysterious, the escape from madness, city and identity. In his photographs, arranged into tableaus this becomes reality.
Berlin based artist Tor Seidel will have a solo-show in the gallery in august 2011. His editions are already available.