Andrea Armbrüster | Abstract Photography
A portfolio of fine art, exhibition prints, that encapsulates freedom in a painterly expression
Prints on fine art paper.
60 x 80cm R 9 500 | 70 x 100cm R 11 500 | 80 x 120 R 13 500
Andrea Armbrüster devotes herself entirely to her work. She sees the medium of Photography as a unique art form that can capture light in so many different ways imaginable, creating tension and interest. As a photographer, she explores the surface of a subject which reflects light as a starting point, but exploring deeper she seeks out the contextual, symbolic, aesthetic or even atmospheric elements, which can arouse emotions. Fundamental the technical operation of a camera is only the result of the will to design. Against this background, Andrea Armbrüster reveals an intense interest in her environment. The artist literally gets to the bottom of things by penetrating to the utmost abstraction, and in some cases, at best one can only guess what the object might originally be.
For her, it does not matter what is actually shown. More important is the "how". Because the "how" ultimately determines the "what" in her creative world; a process of transformation that must take place. Sometimes it is a fleeting interplay of vibrating light and shadow, in other times it is colour that completely dissolves the subject that drives the fascination. In addition to abstract, she deliberately integrates people into her composition, which in turn unfold their own characteristics which releases narrative elements. Ultimately, Andrea Armbrüster's way of seeing and photographing encapsulates the urge for freedom where the comparison with painting is obviously apparent. Although her style is influenced by painterly elements, the artist manages to preserve the photographic appeal within the image. She does not want to pretend to be a painter, but rather to do what is so crucial in photography through vision and technique.