The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, June 24, 2018

Exhibition of work by acclaimed German photogram artist Floris Neusüss opens at Atlas Gallery
Tablecloth, 1983. Pigment print on canvas. © Floris Neusüss, Courtesy of ATLAS Gallery London.

LONDON.- Following the hugely successful exhibition “Shadow Catchers” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Autumn 2010, the ATLAS Gallery announces a follow-up exhibition of work by acclaimed German photogram artist, Floris Neusüss, featuring both old and new work. Included are works from the celebrated Aegineten photogram series, which depict life-size ancient Greek statues from the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, along with newly released photogramic nudes and the hugely influential Tellerbilder or “Plate” series from the 1970’s, which, in more recent years inspired younger photogram artists such as Adam Fuss and Gary Fabian Miller.

Director Ben Burdett says: "Floris is legendary. He is one of the true godfathers of contemporary photography. It is particularly exciting for us, in this exhibition, to be offering such a large number of original works from the 1960's and 1970's not previously released from Neusüss's studio. This includes two large Nudogramms from 1974, which will be completely new to the market. Original works from this period are now incredibly rare, due to the large number in institutional collections. Another highlight will be the newly unveiled work depicting a dinner table laden with the detritus of a long and messy meal, photographically printed onto canvas. It’s an unusual image that really captures the imagination and is sure to be a talking point of the exhibition.”

A true pioneer of photographic art, inspired by the Constructivist camera-less photography of Làszló Moholy-Nagy and by Man Ray’s Surrealist photograms or “Rayographs”, Floris Neusüss has dedicated his whole career to the practice, study and teaching of the photogram, exploring its technical and visual possibilities and pushing the boundaries of the medium. Photograms are created by the placement of objects or often in Floris’s case, the human figure, on light-sensitive paper or film, and once exposed to light, the shape of the object is revealed. The proximity of the object to the paper creates sharper or softer outlines and the intensity of the tones is dependent on the transparency of the objects and the amount of light used. The process is akin to “painting” with light, resulting in a ghostly silhouetted negative image. Neusüss further departs from the conventional photogram by occasionally wiping a brush, sponge, or rag dipped into developer or fixer solution across the surface of the paper to produce controlled, painterly gestures. Sometimes he does not fix his prints, allowing the works to constantly change over the years and the photographic process to continue beyond the darkroom.

Amongst Neusüss’s best known works are his “Körperfotogramms” (also known as “Nudogramms”), life-size silhouettes of nude bodies exposed on photographic paper in a variety of expressive poses. Often suggesting rapid motion, the figures are caught in space and in an ethereal dream-like state. Neusüss comments: “In the is not depicted, but the picture of him comes into being by an act of imagination”. He worked on this series throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, initially using standard silver bromide paper to show white figures on a black background and later using auto-reversal paper to make black figures on white backgrounds.

Born in 1937, Neusüss studied printmaking before turning to photography. He was an influential teacher in Germany and recently retired as Professor in Experimental Photography at the University of Kassel, a post he had held since 1971.

Philippe Garner, International Head of Photography at Christie’s, comments: “Neusüss occupies a unique position in the history of the photogram. He demonstrated a particularly lyrical vision in using the technique to create life-sized, fluid and spectral impressions of the human figure. His images, made in the period 1960-1974, have mystery and depth, making him a worthy successor to Man Ray and Moholy-Nagy.”

Today's News

November 8, 2012

Near-complete skeleton of a mammoth, between 200,000 and 500,000 years old, found

Bolivia's culture minister Pablo Groux returns tiny pre-Inca culture of coastal Peru mummy

Meeting of the giants of art in fifteen specialist sales at Koller Auctions in December

The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona's Collection in six Critical Episodes (1957-2011)

A new exhibition featuring some of John Luke's finest works currently on display at the Ulster Museum

Sotheby's London to auction the archive of Russian film genius Andrei Tarkovsky

Important, scarce American paintings and drawings at auction at Swann Galleries

December Native American Art Sale to offer rare historic and contemporary artifacts

Merton D. Simpson Gallery to auction tribal art treasures online on November 17

Exhibition of work by acclaimed German photogram artist Floris Neusüss opens at Atlas Gallery

Famous Ned Kelly series of paintings by the celebrated Australian artist Sidney Nolan on view in Ireland

Tel Aviv Museum of Art announces new exhibition: "Roger Ballen - Documentary Fiction, 1982-2012"

Chemould Prescott Road presents a solo exhibition of new works by Pushpamala N.

Cédric Aurelle takes on the role of Director at Gallery Weekend Berlin and abc art berlin contemporary

New Zealand beaching proves rarest of whales exists

Tigerish world record for Japanese work of art at Bonhams sale in London

One-of-a-kind Neil Armstrong autograph brings $38,000+ Heritage Auctions Space event

Pueblo pottery and Plains beadwork highlight Heritage Auctions American Indian Art event

Poster collection seized by Nazis to be sold

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Galerie Miranda opens exhibition of works by Marina Berio

2.- Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

3.- Classic Beauties unveils the sensual enchantment of Neoclassicism

4.- Exhibition presents a dramatic survey of five hundred years of Spanish painting

5.- Glasgow blaze guts one of world's top art schools - again

6.- The Prado opens the first major monographic exhibition on Lorenzo Lotto's portraits

7.- Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

8.- A record setting necklace, diamonds & gemstones propel $1.9 million in jewelry sales at Rago in June

9.- Czech Art Nouveau painter Mucha's masterpiece finds home after 90 years

10.- Exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery explores the garden as a "stage" for the extraordinary

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful