• In his Photopaintings Josef Polleross takes very literally the root meaning of photography as derived from Ancient Greek: painting with light. By means of carefully executed movement of the camera, the artist releases his subjects from their objective existence, transporting them into the spherical, the abstract.

  • His compositional play with color, form and structure opens a fully new view of nature, be it in images of glowing red autumn foliage reminiscent of the splatter paintings of Hermann Nitsch or in serial rows of bare tree trunks giving rise to associations of geometric abstraction. In his Photopaintings Polleross brilliantly continues the highly fruitful history of mutual influence between painting and photography, which since the invention of photography has never ceased to fascinate.

    [ Maria Holter ]