Dirk Brömmel

Dirk Brömmel

MEDIUM: Photography and Digital Art
CITY: Wiesbaden, Deutschland

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dirk Brömmel is a German photographer who lives and works in Wiesbaden. He has a university degree in Fine Arts and owns a diploma in Communication Design. His artworks have been exhibited and recognized worldwide, among them at Art Fair Paris, Cutlog Paris, Berlin List, KIAF, Art Beijing and many other important galleries and art centers.
His particular point of view, the developed technology, the digital processing of his images and the conceptualization of his collections makes Dirk’s artwork unique. His visual art works defy the rules of gravity and spatiality. They transport the viewer to a different reality, with a new perspective, in which an object is isolated by a digital process and is embedded in colorful background, in this way the object is transformed into an exceptionally inspiring work of art. The series “head first”, has been recognized widely and moved the artist in an international context. The artist photographs cargo ships, ferries, Venetian gondolas and boats in various shapes and sizes repeatedly from above, and reassembles the pictures digitally afterwards.
From antennas on rooftops, over the floating markets of Thailand, to the gondolas of Venice, Artig Gallery presents an exciting series of impressive photographs, that have one thing in common: they portray transportation devices with different content from the distinguished perspective of the remarkable artist.

Photographs in Lambda-Print (C-Print) on Diasec/Aludibond. All works are produced in strictly limited editions of three to five pieces. For exact edition numbers, please see work description.

IN MY OWN WORDS
“Photographing means to me keeping hold of things while they are vanishing. I want to visualize the movement of time by showing what it takes away and changes.”

EDUCATION
2006 Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
2005 Master student of Prof. Dr. Vladimir Spacek
2004 - 2001 Studies of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography, Academy of Fine Arts of Johannes Gutenberg, University of Mainz. Diploma with distinction under Prof. Dr. Vladimir Spacek
2001 Summer Academy "Abbaye du Gard", France with Prof. D. Leistner
2000 – 1995 Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Diploma in Communication Design with an emphasis on photography
1998 Work on the project meteorite , RWE Essen Andre Heller Preparation and realization of various exhibits on behalf of the company "Audio Visual Media, Wiesbaden" Since 1995 Participation in excursions to United States (New York), Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Italy, France, Iceland, Cambodia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Norway and South Africa (Cape Town)
1993 – 1990 Education as a photographer

AWARDS (Special reduced selection, since 2007)
2016 „Christa-Moering-Stipendium 2016“ of the city of Wiesbaden
2015 „European Architectural Photography Award“,2015 and 2011
2014 Award „DIRKBRÖMMELKOPFÜBER“ German Designer Club
2014 „Silber“ German Photobook Award for „DIRKBRÖMMELKOPFÜBER“
2012 2. Place „Brita Kunstpreis“
2010 „Artist of the Region“, EVO Kunstpreis
2007 „Marianne-Brandt-Wettbewerb“, selected artworks

EXHIBITIONS (Special reduced selection, since 2014)
2016 »SchiffArt«, Malerei – Skulptur – Objekt, Kreissparkasse Rottweil [G]
2016 »DIRKBRÖMMELKOPFÜBER«, Architektenkammer NRW, Düsseldorf
2016 »COSMOPOLITAN CITIES«, Galerie Reitz, Cologne [G]
2015 »Nachbarschaft I Neighbourhood«, Architekturbild, European Architectural Photography Award
2015 – VHS Photogalerie, Stuttgart [G]
2015 The solo project – Kunstmesse Basel, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg [G]
2015 »Unterwegs«, Davis Klemm Gallery, Wiesbaden [G]
2015 »kopfüber«, Museum of German Inland Navigation, Duisburg
2015 »Nachbarschaft I Neighbourhood«, Architekturbild, Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis 2015 – Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt [G]
2014 »Dirk Brömmel«, SWR Landesart – Kunst in der Kantine
2014 »Villa Tugendhat«, Haus der Heimat des Landes Baden-Württemberg
2014 Kunsthaus Wiesbaden
2014 »Käfer, Crash 6 Kunst Capri-Batterie«, Wie Künstler Technik sehen. Die Sammlung Schiffer, Artmuseum Mühlheim an der Ruhr [G]
2014 »Power of Steel«, Lumas New York – Soho
2014 »Überflieger«, Lumas Cologne
2014 »Power of Steel«, Lumas London - Mayfair
2014 »weiss sehen«, QuadrART Dornbirn [G]

ART FAIR (Special reduced selection, since 2007)
2016 Messe art Karlsruhe, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg [G]
2015 Kunst Zürich, Slick art fair – Kunstmesse Paris, ART.FAIR Köln, Kunstmesse Basel, Messe art Karlsruhe
2014 art Karlsruhe, ART.FAIR Köln
2013 ART.FAIR 23 Köln
2012 ART.FAIR 22 Köln
2011 CUTLOG Paris
2010 art Karlsruhe, art Paris, art bodensee, KIAF 2009, Korea International Art Fair, PREVIEW Berlin, ART.FAIR 21, Messe für aktuelle Kunst in Köln, CUTLOG Paris, Contemporary Art Fair, Paris
2009 art Karlsruhe, art Paris, art bodensee, KIAF 2009, Korea International Art Fair, ART.FAIR 21, CUTLOG, Contemporary Art Fair, Paris
2008 art Karlsruhe, art bodensee, Photokina Köln, Orgatec Köln, Art Beijing, KIAF2008, Korea International Art Fair, ART.FAIR 21, Berliner Liste 2008, art miami beach
2007 Cologne Fine Art, art miami beach, TIAF Toronto, ART.FAIR 20 , Shanghai Art Fair, art cologne „one man show“, art karlruhe „one man show“, KIAF2007, Korea International Art Fair

ARTIST’S PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES
Dirk Brömmel Kopfüber, Photographs by Dirk Brömmel, 168 pages, Kerber-Verlag. 2014
Villa Tugendhat, Photographs by Dirk Brömmel, Kerber-V. 2010
Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Dirk Brömmel, Ed. 85, Mag. 1, 1. Quarter 2009
La Gondola, Dirk Brömmel, Catalogue, Galerie Erhard Witzel, 2007
Dirk Brömmel, „Zeitzeichen“, Catalogue, Galerie Erhard Witzel, 2005

PUBLICATIONS (Reduced selection since 2014)
Wochen-Anzeiger, „Besondere Sicht auf Schiffe“, 6. Sept 2015
Architekturbild. European Architectural Photography Prize 2015, „Nachbarschaft I Neighbourhood“, Buch Seite 26 – 31, Architekturbild e.V. 2015, Stuttgart
Wochen-Anzeiger, „Eine Frag der Perspektive“, 29. April 2015
Wochen-Anzeiger, „Von oben herab fotofrafiert“, 25. April 2015
Rheinische Post, „Der Blick von oben auf die Queen Mary 2“, 23. April 2015
Wochen-Anzeiger, „Von oben herab fotofrafiert“, 25. April 2015
KILOMETER 780, „KOPFÜBER – Schiffe aus ungewohnter Perspektive“, Seite 18 – 19, Ed. 02/15 PROFIFOTO, „KOPFÜBER“, Seite 50 – 55, Nr. 12/14, Dec 2014
Haus der Heimat, „Villa Tugendhat – Fotografien von Dirk Brömmel“, Seite 8, Annual Review 2014
Frankfurter Rundschau, „KOPFÜBER in die Welt“, Page R6, 1./2. Nov. 2014
Rhein Main Presse, „Das Unmögliche im Bild zeigen“, 4. July 2014

ARTWORKS IN PRIVATE OR PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (Selection)
Deutsche Telekom, E.ON Kunstsammlung, Europäisches Patentamt, EVO Kunstsammlung, Kunstsammlung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz, Kunstsammlung Kupferberg Gold, Mainz, Kunstsammlung Schiffer, Kunstsammlung der Stadt Wiesbaden, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Lufthansa AERO, Matisse Collection, New York, Sammlung Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tucher Stiftung, Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin.

Dirk Brömmel’s artistic activities, awards and publications are too extensive to enumerate here. If you are interested in a complete list of accomplishments or require more information about this artist, please send an email to info@artiggallery.com


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