April 12 - May 12, 2024

Birgit Unterweger

Code Red

Solo Show

A fusion of floral motifs and femininity – this is the effect of the new photo exhibition by Birgit Unterweger Code Red.

Poets of earlier eras used flowers and blossoms as metaphors for feminine grace. In Art Nouveau, artists even fused female figures directly with flowers.

For Birgit Unterweger, it is also the “delicate melting”, as she puts it, that connects the motifs. Both here and there, there is an erotically charged red, a symbol of fire, fieriness and passion that has been handed down over the centuries.

The blurred style reveals that Birgit Unterweger does not actually want to take photographs with her camera, but rather to paint. The flowers look as if they have been painted with a brush, the purple sweep of the leaves could very well have been done with a broad bristle. The blurring brings the beauty of the colors into focus, the sensual power of the forms. This blurred photograph opens our eyes and allows us to literally feel the sensuality and beauty inherent in things.

The overly sharp contours of the photograph assert an autonomy of the motifs that they de facto do not possess. Birgit Unterweger’s blurred photography can thus also be read as an anarchistic protest and as a refusal to reproduce false unambiguities and to perpetuate the idea that the world can be pressed into clearly defined structures.

Wherever Birgit Unterweger uses painterly means to simulate movement, it is also transferred directly to the viewer. The process is sophisticated. After all, the flower – despite the constant transfer of energy – stands more or less motionless in its vase. And yet these photographs are inscribed with dynamism, fleetingness and eternal transformation and change.

Events

Vernissage
Friday, 12. April 18:30

Reading by author Anna Breitenbach (in German)

Art Alarm (Gallery Weekend)
Saturday – Sunday, April 20 & 21, 11:00 – 18:00

Exhibiting Artist

Birgit Unterweger

The blurred style of her photographs reveals that Birgit Unterweger does not photograph with her camera, but paints. The artist uses painterly means to simulate movement, which is transferred directly to the viewer. With this sophisticated process, Unterweger lends her photographs an unmistakable dynamism and fleetingness, an eternal transformation and change.

Art is my passion, photography my calling, design my love and author my self-fulfilment.

The multi-faceted artist studied graphic design at Johannes Gutenberg in Stuttgart, specializing in photography, graphic design and illustration.

She took painting classes with Professor K.R.H. Sonderborg and was also a guest student of Professor Fuchs at the HDM Stuttgart.

With multiple international awards, as well as national and international exhibitions, Unterweger has been working as a freelance creative director, painter and photographer since 1988.

 

Birgit Unterweger

Tulips

2023
Fine Art Print on Aluminium
Edition of 5 + 2 APs

Birgit Unterweger

Milena und Cleo

2023
Fine Art Print on Aluminium
Edition of 5 + 2 APs

Birgit Unterweger

Frida

2023
Fine Art Print on Aluminium
Edition of 5 + 2 APs

Birgit Unterweger

Frozen Blossoms

2021
Fine Art Print on Aluminium
Edition of 5 + 2 APs