Georgia Ortner

Photography | Woven Photography
Germany

About the artist

"Art exists in three levels in space: as decoration, as a window, and as a challenge"

The artist has been occupied with the subject of photography since her student days. She now looks back on over 12 years of photography travels through four continents. Together with the artist Michael Krueger, she independently initiated the exhibition series “StereoArt” in Bonn in 2012, since then her works have been shown in international exhibitions (including Düsseldorf, Cologne, Los Angeles). Together with the photographer & art director Rüdiger Schrader, she presents her photo-illustrated book “Augenblicke” in 2018, which was produced bilingually in Germany as well as for the American region. Her exclusively limited editions are enjoying ever-increasing popularity and high demand, also among international art collectors. The artist always produces her successful works on different innovative materials. Her latest series “Abstraktur” shows photographs that are the result of weeks of handwork using a complex weaving technique. The name of the series is composed of “abstract” and “structure”. With this series, which consists only of unique pieces, photography is transported into a third dimension for the first time.

It all started with a backpacking trip through Romania almost exactly 10 years ago, when photographer Georgia Ortner discovered travel photography for herself. Beginning as a small collection of privately used photographs known to perhaps a handful of family members and her closest friends, photography took on an increasingly important role in her life. In the meantime, photography has not only become an integral part of her own life, but is also arousing increasing public interest. In the context of several exhibitions and the current art format of ProIdee, the photographer now sells numerous pictures of the always limited editions on different materials – especially – wood.

Through the lively symbiosis of photography and wood, each picture becomes unique. Each tells its own story and in most cases was created without much prior staging. It is precisely this spontaneity that runs like a thread through her work. It is above all the dusty backyards and human fates that Georgia Ortner puts in the – for her – right light. The striking contrast between the supposed glamour of the world’s trendy metropolises, such as New York, Paris, Cape Town, on the one hand, and the bare honest street crossroads of a small village made up of ramshackle houses near Havana, Cuba, on the other, continues to fascinate the Romanian-born artist and reflects her approach. So it can happen that a large pelican lolls in the sun directly in front of the photographer’s camera in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Works | Series

The series “Abstraktur” shows photographic works which are the result of weeks of manual work by means of a complex weaving technique. The name of the series is a neologism and is composed of “abstract” and “structure”. With this series, which consists only of unique pieces, photography is transported into a third dimension for the first time.

The last collection

Decay of the Arts

1,8004,800

5 to 12

1,800

The last concert

1,8002,500
References

2021 | Düsseldorf, Germany
7th Photo Popup Fair, Stilwerk

2019 | Düsseldorf, Germany
6th Photo Popup Fair, Stilwerk

2018 | Düsseldorf, Germany
5th Photo Popup Fair, Stilwerk

2018 | Cologne, Germany
Passages

2017 | Düsseldorf, Germany
4th Photo Popup Fair, Stilwerk

2017 | Bonn, Germany
StereoArt vol IV – summer edition

017 | Los Angeles, CAL, USA
Charity Art Show “A Spoon full of Art”

2016 | Düsseldorf, Germany
3rd Photo Popup Fair, Stilwerk

2016 | Bonn, Germany
StereoArt vol III

2014 | Bonn, Germany
StereoArt vol II

2012 | Bonn, Germany
StereoArt vol I

2012 | Bonn, Germany
Cuba, Heitmannfilms-Bonn School

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