Structures and systems of order are the predominant themes of Berlin based artist Menno Aden (*1972, Weener), known for his cartographic photographic works. Aden's photo series deal topographically and analytically with our built environment. Although mostly absent, his works always show traces of the human being.

Tracks and Fields

In compositions of steep vertical formats, landscape emerges as a well-ordered aesthetic system. Paths, hedges, grass strips and walls become continuous bands of colour and structure. The extreme cropping of the photographs works against the usual vastness of landscape and expects the viewer to continue the initially limited picture on his own. As if arranged according to a flat plan, everything fits into a system of order and spatiality is smoothed out in two dimensions.

 

Exhibition view "Still Light", Galeria Deak, Budapest, 2012
 

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Untitled (Escalator), 2012 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (Escalator), 2012

each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (Escalator), 2012 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (Escalator), 2012 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (Escalator), 2012 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (Windows) 2012 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (Windows) 2012

each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (T & F V) 2011 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (T & F V) 2011 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (T & F V) 2011 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

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Untitled (T & F IV) 2009/10 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled (T & F IV) 2009/10

each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled XVI 2009/10 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9

Untitled XVI 2009/10 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9″)

Untitled XVI 2009/10 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9")

Untitled XXI 2009/10 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9

Untitled XXI, 2009/10

each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9")

Untitled XX, 2009/10 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled XX, 2009/10

each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9 in.)

Untitled XV 2009/10 each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9

Untitled XV, 2009/10

each 130 x 22 cm (51 x 9")

MENNO ADEN STUDIO
10435 Berlin
mail@mennoaden.com 


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