Educated at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and master student of Prof. Andreas Slominski, Berlin based artist Wolfgang Ganter (*1978) is creating individual and technically outstanding photographical artworks.
His works, which may appear picturesque at first glance, are a result of a complex production procedure: Slides and color negatives, bought from private inheritances or just found randomly on the streets, sometimes created by the artist himself, are exposed to biological and chemical processes. Systematically settled cultures of bacteria invade the slide's emulsion and create on its surface a picturesque composition, conducted by the artist.
The following editing process from small sized dimension into computer generated large scaled works mounted on wood, creates photographical series like Bacteriality, Works in Progress, Inner Values in Outer Space or his Micropaintings. Every single piece of these series offers the observer a glance into the work of microorganisms, full of surprisingly shapes and fascinating colors.
We are further pleased to announce the catalogue release of Afterglow, Ganter’s first extensive review including works from 2007 to today. At the courtyard garden of the gallery, sculptures by Madeleine Dietz, Mwangi Hutter, Irmela Maier and Markus F. Strieder are on view