G Ö T Z  D I E R G A R T E N

o.T.(Dreisen 1), From Fassaden I, 1998 23.75 x 31.5 inch Chromogenic Print

o.T.(Dreisen 1), From Fassaden I, 1998
23.75 x 31.5 inch Chromogenic Print

Götz Diergarten completed his education at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the late nineties and studied photography under Professor Bernd Becher. It was here where he began a rigorous documentation of vernacular architecture throughout Europe using an academic, typographic style rooted in German Formalism. His distinct sense of palette and texture consistently offers a contemporary painterly vision on the common architectural structures of communities in Germany, France, England, and Belgium. His frontal perspectives of architecture include the documentation of structures such as storefront facades, beach cabins, and metro stations. His reduced palette empty of the human form make visible his sensitized perception and provide an aesthetic bond between photography and painting. Diergarten exhibits his work worldwide, has released three publications featuring his work and is the recipient of prestigious photographic scholarships in Germany and England.