Shawn Hempel (°1975, Munich, Germany) makes photos, paintings, drawings and media art. By exploring the concepts of the objects around us, he investigates their dynamics, including the manipulation of their effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what our surroundings mean to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
His photos are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By choosing mainly formal solutions, he tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective...
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