Anton Kammerl

 

The universe of  Anton Kammerl creates paradoxes of a world easy to recognise, but hard to define. His art is rather a recalling of an evocative experience, constructed with weirdness and strangeness, but overall, fascinating.

“My philosophy is to show the female in its beauty and secret. Everything in our society seems to be revealed and made public. Therefore, the female, mainly shown in portraits, still remains my hope and my  desire for the pittoresque secret which is not translatable in words”.

With a sensibility and an aesthetic which reminds of one of David Lynch reverical sequences, his photography seems to be collapsing under the power of seduction (often literally), the manners of his creation being rather uncomfortable. 

His models-characters are provided with a bursted beauty, painfully created by lights and colours, naked bodies and broken faces  - a pictural carnation exhibited through brightness reflexions over the skin. 

The complexity of his imagination is provoking not only considering the visual result, as an image, but also as a haptic experience which  Anton creates through the material of felt - a central material for many of his works.

The felt is an insulating material, a material for warmth and heat which can retain the thermodynamic manifestation of energy,  as a metaphor for the necessity of  the female magic. Even though, when being touched, the felt’s structure feels rough, the whole construction creating an ambivalent message, which could cause both physical or subliminal irritations.  

Anton Kammerl glorifies the structure and completes the image, offering to his viewers the perfect scenery where the inner and darkest desires deems to be addressing from a parallel world. 

The photography of Anton Kammerl is similar to an haute-couture collection: sophisticated and elegant, but fabricated from a rough material. However, the artist knows the exact proportions for a final result of speechless poetry.

Anton Kammerl (D), photography on felt

photo credits: Florian Beier

Anton Kammerl

Felt Photographie

13323838_10208255294892763_981453426_o

13323943_10208255322173445_1827304385_o.

13323851_10208213289042643_1060577402_o.

13321119_10208213357724360_626938436_o

13288781_10208213293002742_1495858100_o.

13324131_10208213371244698_1736007099_o.

13296267_10208213282522480_827948211_n

13443268_1378328415527134_72904071111742

wwwmarekbeierde-009

wwwmarekbeierde-101

13458501_1378329058860403_26319483132660

13412147_1378329635527012_27202342342560

wwwmarekbeierde-021

wwwmarekbeierde-070

13416978_1378328772193765_21292028460175

13433119_1378328888860420_32352007656147

wwwmarekbeierde-116

wwwmarekbeierde-111

wwwmarekbeierde-095

wwwmarekbeierde-071

wwwmarekbeierde-068

wwwmarekbeierde-066

wwwmarekbeierde-058

wwwmarekbeierde-057

wwwmarekbeierde-062

wwwmarekbeierde-051

wwwmarekbeierde-047

wwwmarekbeierde-045

wwwmarekbeierde-036

wwwmarekbeierde-027

wwwmarekbeierde-018

wwwmarekbeierde-014

wwwmarekbeierde-015

wwwmarekbeierde-012

wwwmarekbeierde-010

wwwmarekbeierde-011

wwwmarekbeierde-006

wwwmarekbeierde-007

wwwmarekbeierde-004

wwwmarekbeierde-002

wwwmarekbeierde-008