Koichi Nishiyama


Klaus Pichler

Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Alnis Stakle - Lost: Paris (2010)

Jun 01, 2011

allery] The existence of any city is rooted in basic human needs – to be warm, safe and part of one’s community. Nowadays, however, the cities have turned into immeasurable agglomerations in whose social and consequently architectural constructions people have found not only shelter and security, but also disorder, alienation and loneliness. The work series LOST is both documentary & autobiographical psychogeography based investigation into complicated ties between human beings and their physical environment. I discovered that the sense of being lost is the most common meaning that describes the existence of a contemporary human being in a self-created urbanized environment. I would describe my approach to experiencing the urban environment as one based in contemplative experiences.