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Visual Artist | Sarah Illenberger
By: Greta on May 2, 2012
Berlin-based Sarah Illenberger describes herself as a ‘visual communicator’ creating unique imagery from simple materials and objects such as paper, textiles, food or household items.
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She builds witty, humorous and meticulously designed collages and compositions in three-dimensional space then brings them back to the two-dimensional space through photography. She explains how the final result is the photograph itself as she often disposes of the actual piece after the photograph has been taken.
For the ‘Berlin Bauhaus’ project commissioned by Wallpaper Magazine, she designs sets inspired by the photomontages of Laslo-Moholy Nagy and shoots the sets from top to create spectacularly suggestive compositions.
Less a political comment than visual poetry, Sarah Illenberger’s work brings to life that which is mundane by transforming it into a meaningful image triggering thoughts, emotions and imagination.
Here is a film produced by Gestalten TV where she describes her working process, reflecting on the freedom offered by design approaches which involve hands and body in the making. She also stresses on how conceptual thinking makes images stand out in an visually saturated modern world.