Götz Diergarten
24 March - 31 May, 2007

Untitled (Mehlingen 1),  1997

Untitled (Mehlingen 1), 1997

From 1995 through 2001 Götz Diergarten used his camera to rigorously document various forms of vernacular architecture throughout Europe. During this time he created two bodies of work, each using the typographic style of German photographic formalism to reveal various details of the built environment around him. Diergarten’s work, distinctly void of the human form, explores the very nature of the architectural forms we create around ourselves, to provide an in-depth look at human nature. While Diergarten works much in the fashion of his earlier professor, Bernd Becher, it is his exclusive use of color and his thorough understanding of vernacular photographic traditions from around the world, which lend his works their distinct beauty. Typographies and Fassaden offer the viewer a detailed and painterly look at the often overlooked architecture of our daily lives. The categorical style of the works being shown at ROSEGALLERY parallel much of Diergarten’s other series, in which he uses the same typographic style to capture a variety of everyday structures including beach houses throughout France and Belgium, and other architectural facades.

Götz Diergarten was born in 1972 in Mannheim, Germany and went on to study photography at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under professor Bernd Becher. Diergarten’s work has been widely exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, and can be found in many notable public and private collections.