Good Weather after a bad summer; Sarah Illenberger at Gestalten

The show of Berlin-based artist Sarah Illenberger at Gestalten is timed to coincide with the release of her first monograph. Illenberger is an illustrator, designer, art director, as well as a photographer who has been working for various magazines and companies, such as Vanity Fair and Nike. Both her commissioned and personal work (compiled in the monograph) reveal humorous conceptual associations through images created with a wide range of materials and objects.

gestalten space sarah illenberger© GOOD WEATHER by Sarah Illenberger, Image courtesy of Gestalten.

The show provides an opportunity to see the artist’s meticulously hand-crafted 3D-illustrations, as well as some photographic prints; from tyre robots and Arcimboldian faces to knitted brains and ice creams. Unusual though familiar objects become props in Illenberger’s photographs. The created images, lie somewhere in between illustration and photography and establish a bridge between the two disciplines.

Soft Brain and Meloncholie
Left: © Soft Brain, 2009 by Sarah Illenberger for SZ-MAGAZIN. Fine Art Print, 20 x 26 cm, Ed. of 25
Right: © Meloncholie, 2010 by Sarah Illenberger. Fine Art Print, 40 x 60 cm, Ed. of 50. Images courtesy of Gestalten


Additional Information

Exhibition: Aug. 18 – Sep. 11, 2011
Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21 (click here for map)

Event: Explore Visual Storytelling
(2-day workshop with Sarah Illenberger
Sarah Illenberger; Language: English)
Oct. 10 – 11, 2011; 10am – 7pm

Monograph: “Sarah Illenberger”
Release Date: Sep. 2011


Blog entry by Florence Reidenbach, in Berlin; Thursday, September 15, 2011.

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