A showcase of photographs by Donata Wenders opens at the Atelier Jungwirth in Graz on 17 November 2018. Titled ‘Gestures of Light’, the exhibition will be on display at the Austrian gallery until 16 February 2019.
Shadows and veils, focus and blur, black and white. These are the classic tools Donata Wenders favours in her work. Every picture is imbued with a story, a background tale, perhaps even a secret. The light that breaks through the dark hues of her images has been elevated from a stylistic element to an important protagonist, as the artist herself explains. In her visual creations, the boundaries between painting and photography are often blurred.
Donata Wenders (b. 1965) studied film and theatre in Berlin, subsequently working as a camera assistant, and as a film and documentary cinematographer. Since 1995, Wenders has been entirely dedicated to photography. In 2006, she released her first photo book, ‘Island of Silence’. She went on to collaborate with her husband, Wim Wenders, on several further book projects – such as ‘PINA - The Film and the Dancers’, ‘Don’t Come Knocking’, ‘The Buena Vista Social Club’, and ‘Beyond the Clouds: My Time with Antonioni’.
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