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Often Overlooked

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The Bildhalle gallery in Kilchberg/Switzerland shows a picture cycle by Swiss-German artist Hans Peter Riegel. On display until 15 July, 2016.

In 2014 Hans Peter Riegel had his first exhibition at Bildhalle gallery. Under the title “Some Pieces,” he presented a photographic exploratory expedition into his extensive archive. With his picture cycle “Night Pieces,” he establishes the idea of his first exhibition. If “Some Pieces” focused on the overlooked and forgotten motives, he now devotes himself again to the overlooked, the not perceived. “Night Pieces” are plants which blossom in the shade, weed and undergrowth. He moves them to the centre of our attention by photographing them where he finds them on his daily walks without using artificial light or studio technology.
 
The tricks that analogue photographers perform in the secrecy of their darkrooms – the play with the positive and the negative, the changing of contrasts and colours – Riegel carries out digitally developing a very independent, aesthetic intensification of his puristic art work.

Hans Peter Riegel (*1959 in Düsseldorf) is not only a photographer but also a concept– and media artist. Riegel writes regularly for leading daily – and Sunday newspapers. He lives and works in Zurich.

Please find more information at Bildhalle

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