Oliver Boberg
Herten (Germany) , 1965
He studied art history at the University of Würzburg and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. His works deal with the non-places of our urban environment and are based on an extensive photographic archive from which he selects details. He produces small models that are then photographed. His images show emotionally charged non-places, places so familiar that they could be anywhere and nowhere. The videos present urban views and nocturnal landscapes that seem to be based on cinematic scenarios: a deserted bridge, a country road during a thunderstorm, an eerie factory - romantic, luminous backdrops and metaphors for the absence of people and reality itself.