Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Bernard Voïta

Mar 11, 2018 - Vytautas Kumza

There is very little information about Bernard Voïta, but I think his works speaks it for it self. Very sculptural, formal and complex.


“…Over the past years Bernard Voïta has worked almost exclusively in the medium of photography, although the way he does so is often compared to sculpture. In his work he challenges the medium’s boundaries and its imputations and sounds out its potential as well as questions of perception. Out of simple found objects, Voïta constructs three-dimensional models in his atelier, which he, in a second step, records with his camera. His works do not picture an out-there reality, but an arranged-by-the-artist, complex sculptural design that finds culmination in its photographic depiction. Thus images arise that allude to modernist architecture and city landscapes, or to arrangements and patterns that border on abstraction.These, via the composition, utilize the medium’s own effects, such as depth of field and the loss of real dimensions. The perspectivally arranged objects together conform to one plane.Which objects and arrangements are represented behind the images is no longer discernible to the eyes of the beholder. It is in the photograph itself that a meaningful dimension of the installation first gets composed into something new…” – Gallery Bob Van Orsouw