All that Glitters- Raïssa VenablesThe sparkle of the enclosures – The internationally renowned artist-photographer Raïssa Venables (1977- ) interprets in her new solo exhibition, embedded into the 4th European Month of Photography, different enclosed spaces in as yet unparalleled fashion. The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the magnificent Green Vault in Dresden, the Richard-Wagner-House in Bayreuth or the cool Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station in New York City. Each of these “enclosures” opens a hidden world.
Raïssa Venables has developed a distinctive style over the past years, which crosses the boundary into painting, and her pictures in this style are collected in important national and international museums. Her expert collage technique, which is colourful and creates depth, transforms existing arch...
Raïssa Venables and Eckart Hahn at Scope BaselThe 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....