Stephen Zirwes

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Artist Statement:

Hanging out of an open helicopter hundreds of meters

above the ground, German born artist Stephan Zirwes

composes his graphical abstractions that challenge the

viewers perception of actuality.
While at first glance the images seem digitally manipulated,

a closer look reveals they are in fact untouched reality.

On a surface level the pictures allow an unemotional, aesthetic
View. From Zirwes perspective. As the viewer digs deeper

political and socio-criticalthemes emerge. Capturing images all

over the world, he lets the borders between reality and fiction

disappear.
 

BIO:

1967        born in Sindelfingen, Germany

1989        graduated from Gymnasium with Abitur

1994        self-employed with video-installations and  art-videos

1997        focus on photography and visual arts

2002        BFF member, the German Assoc of Freelance Photographers

2004        accredited artist , The Federal Association of Artists
 

Exhibitions (selection)

2014         Krause Gallery, NY, NY

2014         Art Miami, Miami, FL

2014         Gallery Strezlki, Stuttgart, Germany

2012         Opium Gallery, Cannes, France

2011         SFMOMA, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2011         Scope art fair, Krause Gallery, NYC

2010         Group Show – Krause Gallery, New York

2010         “Jeonju Photofestival”, South Korea

             Baltic Biennale, St.Petersburg, Russia

             DNA, Photokina, Cologne

2009         Aqua Art Miami – Krause Gallery – Atlanta, GA

2007         Museum of Contemporary Arts, Gera, Germany

             “zone 02 – leisure”, gallery eigen.art, Raum für Kunst, Stuttgart

             “Anderswo in Stuttgart”- BFF, House of Economics, Stuttgart

             Fokus 0711 – Fotosommer, city hall, Stuttgart

2006         Photography project Rover, Long Night of the Museums, Stuttgart

             “Kunstschuss”, Lead Award 2006, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

2005         “Shanghai – 20 Millionen-Metropole” Part 2, Long Night of the Museums, Stuttgart

2004         “Cairo – 20 Millionen Metropole”, Part 1, Gallery eigen.art

2003         Exhibition “Supercomputer”, Long Night of the Museums, Stuttgart

2002         Photo exhibition “50 Jahre Baden-Württemberg”, BFF Photo exhibition

2000         360°-room-photography, World Expo Hannover

1999         Individual exhibition “Old Ladies – Gay Dogs”, Gallery Oberwelt, Stuttgart

1997         Individual exhibition “Panoramen Marokko”, Filmhaus Stuttgart

 

Awards (selection)

2009         BFF Awards  gold and silver

2008         Award at the Aenne-Biermann-Preis, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Gera

2006         Visual Leader, Lead Awards 2006 for a photography series for the soccer magazine “11 Freunde”

2004         Intermedia Globe GOLD, World Media Festivals 2004 and Finalist Winner New York Festivals 2004

2003         Silver medal, “Mubea-emotions”, International Calendar Show

2002         Award BFF-Exhibition “50 Jahre Baden-Württemberg

 

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