In 2005 Markus Brunetti set out on a long journey through Europe that so far has lasted ten years, until the summer of 2015. In the course of this journey his enthusiasm for the façades of sacred buildings has grown. During this journey to the artistic and architectural roots of European culture, he has developed his own method of capturing and reproducing images. At first glance his works seem to resemble New Objectivity style documentary, but upon closer inspection it becomes clear that he is pursuing a complex visual strategy based on central perspective, which begins with an intensive research of the buildings and facades. The FACADES by Markus Brunetti evoke enthusiasm—or a sense of estrangement. The pictures are digitally captured and meticulously worked out in a time-consuming process. They challenge the viewer to take the time to carefully observe them, and not to succumb to the habit of rapid consumption so common to our media-driven, visually addicted society.
Exhibition curator: Markus Hartmann.
Publication : FACADES, 2014.
Frames sponsored and produced by e-Xhibit frame system, Bad Camberg.
Exhibition venue: Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers.