Archaik

March 21, 2012May 5, 2012
Under the title ARCHAIK the Flo Peters Gallery is opening an exhibition of new works by the photographer Christian von Alvensleben on 20 March 2012. On show are 43 black and white photographs of original objects which Christian and Helga von Alvensleben collected at places worldwide and photographed with a plate camera using the analogue photography technique. These works are devoted to a presentation of the primeval forms of life and confront the beholder with the transience of all human life. One of the series shows in impressive portraits the participants of a seemingly archaic Greek spring festival based on ancient customs, whereas other series acquaint the viewer with the veracity inherent in prehistoric objects such as shells, stones, bones and cactuses in authentic, unadorned close-up photographs.

 

  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Stones Bones I
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Stones Bones X
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Archangelos I
    2011

    Gold toned gelatin silver lith

    60 X 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Archangelos XXIX
    2011

    Gold toned gelatin silver lith

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Archangelos XXVIII
    2011

    Gold toned gelatin silver lith

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Cactus III
    2011

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Cactus V
    2011

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Cactus VII
    2011

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Shells I
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Shells VIII
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Shells X
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Stones Bones XIII
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Shells VI
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Archangelos XXIV
    2011

    Gold toned gelatin silver lith print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Cactus IV
    2011

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Stones Bones IV
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Shells XII
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Cactus I
    2011

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Stones and Bones IIX
    2010

    Selenium toned gelatin silver print

    60 x 50 cm
    Ed. 2
  • Christian von Alvensleben
    Archangelos XIIX
    2011

    Gold toned gelatin silver lith print

    Ed. 2