screaming silence III 2019 09
collage of two photos made in 2019.
Jobar in Damascus, Syria & Disneyland Paris. Taken with Leica Q2 by Alexander Maria Lohmann.
Two worlds united in a single piece of work:
At the heart of Lohmann‘s oeuvre are his large-format photo collages. The images of destroyed theatres of war would be too explicit and too powerful to leave them unfiltered
in their wall-sized dimensions. By alienating them, Lohmann removes some of their overwhelming immediacy and only thereby makes them accessible for closer viewing.
„My pictures are scary and at the same time inspire hope. They are a visualisation of
the very depth of life. I think that something great happens with one when viewing the
works“. - Alexander Maria Lohmann
Author: C R O S S I N G B O U N D A R I E S
and capturing extreme contrasts under the
most adverse conditions - that is what makes
Alexander Maria Lohmann‘s artistic work stand
out and give his works their incredible power
and depth. Lohmann captures moods, condenses
them and places them in a new context.
Fractures, contrasts and boundaries have always
interested and accompanied him: personal
blows of fate repeatedly brought the son of
a photographer from Obergurgl in Tyrol to
his own limits. Through these experiences he
developed his very distinct outlook on situations
Following jungle, desert and high mountains,
Lohmann again crossed physical and psychological
boundaries and embarked on a lifethreatening
journey in war-torn Syria.
Unstable ruins, lurking snipers, constant
military harassment and even the risk of the
death penalty could not deter him.
Lohmann uses various artistic techniques in
order to break the documented brutality captured
in these photographs and to make their
deafening silence bearable. Corresponding
subjects from Disneyland, over-painting and
digital alienation generate bizarre contrasts
and fascinating random effects.