The Friday photo by Carte Blanche
This week again, your weekly inspiration is an amazing photo by Matthias Heiderich from his series and show Spektrum Berlin. The opening reception is tonight at Gallery Carte Blanche and the full series is now available on our virtual gallery too!
Viewed together or individually, Matthias Heiderich’s images transform the banality and universality of buildings into a mosaic of geometrical shapes, reconstructing the world we live in into an abstract canvas of lines, patterns, angular compositions, and vibrant colors. Saturated to the limits of reality, Heiderich’s prints, emerging directly from a 1980s color palette and influenced by 1950s and 1960s color photography and polaroid images, look at an industrial past, with a present freshness and optimism for the future.
Born in 1982 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, Matthias Heiderich is a self-taught photographer currently living and working in Berlin, where his images have been exhibited widely. Following his studies in linguistics and phonetics, he completed a Master of Arts from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2007. In addition to pursuing personal photographic projects, Matthias also operates a record label, WeirdandWired.net, and is a DJ and music producer.