Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck

Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck

November 2021

Anna Vogel lives in the Austrian mountains, in Tyrol, I live in the lowlands of the Rhine, in Düsseldorf. One, therefore, in the midst of the peace and majesty of the Alps, the other in a big city characterized by densification, traffic, and hecticness. The different speed that dominates our lives is one of the central themes in Anna Vogel’s work. Based on photography, she challenges its documentary potential by productively disrupting the surface of the image, literally overlaying and enriching it. Our conversation, conducted in the midst of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, was possible thanks to digital communication; fast, but an inadequate substitute for face-to-face encounters.

Maria Müller-Schareck

Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck

Sperling

all artists

Anna Vogel

Anna Vogel (*1981) creates photos or combinations of photography, drawing and print, thematically dealing with digital communication, nature, history and biology. The investigation of these topics is accompanied by a richly imaginative playing with the medium of photography that self confidently transcends the traditional borders of the genre. Vogel took some of the photographs on which her works are based herself; she found others online or created them herself digitally. Her subjects undergo a large number of analog and digital processes of image editing. She retouches certain visual elements or alters the pictorial composition. She makes use of traditional collage technique, expands the photographic space with the help of drafting tools and is not afraid to scratch the picture surface in a mechanical way. Upon a small space, with often succinct means, and without clearly revealing what exactly is being shown, Vogel’s works achieve an astounding auratic impact while setting in motion perceptual irritations and doubt. They show a world, which remains in the realms of vagueness. Landscapes that seem somehow familiar, but then again not. Settings that are known from somewhere, but nonetheless remain foreign, conveying a melancholic energy that oscillates between desire and discomfort.

Works

Anna Vogel, Ignifer XV, 2020, pigment print, 24 × 34 cm

Anna Vogel, Ignifer XV, 2020, pigment print, 24 × 34 cm

Anna Vogel, Ignifer XIII, 2020, pigment print, 30 × 42 cm

Anna Vogel, Ignifer XIII, 2020, pigment print, 30 × 42 cm

Anna Vogel, Mountains II, 2019, collage, pigment print, varnish, framed in lime, anthracite, artglass, 30 × 40 cm

Anna Vogel, Mountains II, 2019, collage, pigment print, varnish, framed in lime, anthracite, artglass, 30 × 40 cm

Anna Vogel, Translator XV, 2019, indian ink on pigment print, 160 × 120 cm

Anna Vogel, Translator XV, 2019, indian ink on pigment print, 160 × 120 cm

Anna Vogel, Clouds, 2019, lacquer on pigment print, scratched, framed in polished chrome, artglass, 54 × 51 cm

Anna Vogel, Clouds, 2019, lacquer on pigment print, scratched, framed in polished chrome, artglass, 54 × 51 cm

Anna Vogel, Society, 2019, indian ink on pigment print framed in lime, anthracite, artglass, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Society, 2019, indian ink on pigment print framed in lime, anthracite, artglass, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Skin I, 2019, inkjet print on backlight foil framed in polished chrome, 60 × 45 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

Anna Vogel, Skin I, 2019, inkjet print on backlight foil framed in polished chrome, 60 × 45 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

Anna Vogel, Lake, 2019, ink on pigment print, framed, in lime, anthracite, artglass, 21 × 26.3 cm, 3/3

Anna Vogel, Lake, 2019, ink on pigment print, framed, in lime, anthracite, artglass, 21 × 26.3 cm, 3/3

Anna Vogel, Electric Mountains IV, 2019, pigment print, scratched, framed in polished chrome, artglass, 60 × 45 cm

Anna Vogel, Electric Mountains IV, 2019, pigment print, scratched, framed in polished chrome, artglass, 60 × 45 cm

Anna Vogel, Temples XI, 2018, lacquer on pigment print, scratched, 80 × 60 cm

Anna Vogel, Temples XI, 2018, lacquer on pigment print, scratched, 80 × 60 cm

Anna Vogel, Poison I, 2018, lacquer on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Poison I, 2018, lacquer on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Temples IX, 2018, lacquer on pigment print, scratched, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Temples IX, 2018, lacquer on pigment print, scratched, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Translator XI, 2017, indian ink on pigment print, 160 × 120 cm

Anna Vogel, Translator XI, 2017, indian ink on pigment print, 160 × 120 cm

Anna Vogel, New Cities (Yet untitled), 2017, indian ink on pigment print, 160 × 120 cm

Anna Vogel, New Cities (Yet untitled), 2017, indian ink on pigment print, 160 × 120 cm

Anna Vogel, Yet Untitled, 2017, ink on pigment print, 31 × 24 cm

Anna Vogel, Yet Untitled, 2017, ink on pigment print, 31 × 24 cm

Anna Vogel, Yet Untitled, 2017, ink on pigment print, 22 × 17 cm

Anna Vogel, Yet Untitled, 2017, ink on pigment print, 22 × 17 cm

Anna Vogel, Schwarm, 2017, ink on pigment print, 30 × 25 cm

Anna Vogel, Schwarm, 2017, ink on pigment print, 30 × 25 cm

Anna Vogel, Salto di Quirra II, 2017, pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Salto di Quirra II, 2017, pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, New Cities VI, 2017, indian ink on pigment print, 80 × 60 cm

Anna Vogel, New Cities VI, 2017, indian ink on pigment print, 80 × 60 cm

Anna Vogel, New Cities Labor II, 2017, ink on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, New Cities Labor II, 2017, ink on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Yet Untitled, 2017, pigment Print, 24 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Yet Untitled, 2017, pigment Print, 24 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Wellenzeichnung VI, 2016, indian ink on pigment print, 80 × 59.5 cm

Anna Vogel, Wellenzeichnung VI, 2016, indian ink on pigment print, 80 × 59.5 cm

Anna Vogel, Radar II, 2016, indian ink on pigment print in artists frame, 34.5 × 51 cm

Anna Vogel, Radar II, 2016, indian ink on pigment print in artists frame, 34.5 × 51 cm

Anna Vogel, Tinted Transformer III, 2016, pigment print, 60 × 45 cm

Anna Vogel, Tinted Transformer III, 2016, pigment print, 60 × 45 cm

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2015, ink on pigment print, 30 × 40 cm

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2015, ink on pigment print, 30 × 40 cm

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2015, ink on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2015, ink on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2015, ink on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2015, ink on pigment print, 40 × 30 cm

Anna Vogel, Ignifer X, 2014/2018, pigment Print, 35 × 40 cm

Anna Vogel, Ignifer X, 2014/2018, pigment Print, 35 × 40 cm

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2014, pigment print, ink, 29.5 × 22.3 cm, unique

Anna Vogel, Untitled, 2014, pigment print, ink, 29.5 × 22.3 cm, unique

Anna Vogel, Flugzeugträger, 2014/2019, pigment print, framed in abura, artglass, 40 × 54 cm

Anna Vogel, Flugzeugträger, 2014/2019, pigment print, framed in abura, artglass, 40 × 54 cm

Anna Vogel, Smiling Barn Owl VIII, 2014, pigment print, lacquer, framed in MDF, 49.5 × 33 cm, 3 + 2 AP

Anna Vogel, Smiling Barn Owl VIII, 2014, pigment print, lacquer, framed in MDF, 49.5 × 33 cm, 3 + 2 AP

Exhibitions

Die nächste Generation. Junge Fotografie made im Rheinland, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE 2019

Die nächste Generation. Junge Fotografie made im Rheinland, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE 2019

Fragen an das Medium, Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster, DE 2018

Fragen an das Medium, Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster, DE 2018

Early Birds, Old Souls, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, DE 2017

Early Birds, Old Souls, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, DE 2017

Anna Vogel, Leaving the Water, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, BE 2016

Anna Vogel, Leaving the Water, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, BE 2016

Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2018

    • citysounds, ZONTA Award, Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne, DE

    2017

    • Early birds, old souls, Kunstverein Hildesheim, DE

    2014

    • Give back the kingdom, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, DE

    2013

    • Fensterbilder, KIT Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions

    2020

    • Subjekt und Objekt. Foto Rhein Ruhr., Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE

    2019

    • Im Licht der Nacht. Vom Leben im Halbdunkel, Marta Herford, Herford, DE
    • Gezielte Setzungen – Übermalte Fotografien in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, Sprengel Museum Hannover, DE

    2018

    • Bernd, Hilla and others: Photography from Düsseldorf. Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, NL

Publications

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