Statement Corinna Rosteck
My artistic works move between factual photography and painting.
They operate on many levels in the aesthetic span between the undetectable, the changeable and the ephemeral, between the technical gaze of the camera and the painter's gaze, between a momentary and perception-aesthetically produced reality.
My painterly works refuse to be recognized quickly: the objects I focus on are given the character of a fleeting appearance.
I trust the vague impression attached to my motifs at the moment of taking the photograph rather than the supposed fidelity of the medium to the image.
Blending techniques, diffuse border crossings, blurred contours in my photographs refer to a surprisingly open aesthetic framework. Reality is played through, mirrored. Double exposure overwrites the conventions of an already blurred medium, inviting the viewer to take a closer look. The metallic surface of the photographs softens their harsh contrasts: bodies lose their sharp contours and begin to dissolve.
Even the rigid architecture loses some of its hardness and unreality as soon as the structured construction of its facades softens into diffuse color surfaces.
The result is a genuinely painterly quality. The viewer is no longer able to reconstruct the original motif. For the artistic treatment conceals the top and bottom, back and front of the surfaces.
Corinna Rosteck (born 1968 in Hameln and raised on Ibiza) is a freelance artist active in the spheres of photography, video art and installation. Following scholarships to London, Paris, New York and Japan, she now lives and works in Berlin.
She is a member of the DGPh (German Society of Photography), Cologne. She has executed well-received public art on site projects for renowned companies such as B.Braun AG, Airbus AG and Accenture GmbH.
Her work is regularly featured in exhibitions in Germany and abroad as well as at art fairs in, for example, the Arabian region.