Florian Rosier


untitled - Florian Rosier

untitled | Photography | 2016


In our present time it becomes increasingly harder to distinguish between fact and fiction. We live in a hyperreal world, surrounded by and gradually becoming more and more interconnected with the technology and artificial worlds. We percieve reality through artificial eyes, sensing the world through third party observers. Paradoxical, it seems, the more our technology advances and the more our knowledge grows, the deeper we are going into the darkness of Plato's Cave, shutting us down from reality even more.

In his work Florian Rosier deals with the manipulation of perception and the creation of virtual worlds. For that he utilizes the medium of photography and challenges its reputition of absolute objectivity by changing the initial picture into something completely new. His images no longer act as a mere representation of the world around us but instead transform into recordings of the subjective feeling that inhabited the moment they were taken. Their vast emptyness radiates an eerie, eternal silence which forms a strong contrast to the sensual overkill of our everyday life.



Vita

  • Münster
  • Studies photography and media art at AKI Enschede in the Netherlands
  • Currently living and working in Leipzig, Germany


Exhibitions

  • absent presence, activeART Gallery, Leipzig, GER
  • ti:me, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK
  • Artist Sweethearts, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, GER
  • Sommerrundgang, Pilotenkueche/Spinnerei, Leipzig, GER
  • We are coming to freak you out, Galleria MD_S, Wroclaw, PL
  • SOMA, Gallery SIGN, Groningen, NL
  • Winterrundgang, Pilotenkueche/Spinnerei, Leipzig, GER
  • Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, NL
  • ErstigGeschikt!, FOCUS, Arnhem, NL
  • Youngblood Award, TETEM, Enschede, NL
  • Pigs + Pearls, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, GER
  • TENT Academy Award, Rotterdam, NL
  • Graduation show, AKI/ArtEZ, Enschede, NL
  • The Guardians Return, Tankstation, Enschede, NL
  • TRANSITIONS, P/////AKT, amsterdam, NL
  • The Guardians of the Shy Emerald, The Motorcycle Showroom, Bristol, UK


  • Florian Rosier