Art Pottery 8
Heiko Hellwig's "Art Pottery" series was inspired by a unique collection of handcrafted pottery. Layering different, solitary pictures in conjunction as collage he creates a three dimensional, translucent vision of the objects. The images are reminiscent of collages and cut out artworks from great painters as Pablo Picasso and Henry Matisse.
I discovered the magic of photography at the age of six, for it allowed me to visually capture an instant of the real world. Even more amazing for me was, and still is, the fact that photographs can reveal much more than just appearances: the attentive observer can always perceive other layers or levels in them. Levels that today I can render visible and present to experience thanks to various photographic techniques.
This heightened visibility is not always just esthetic, but always more exciting, for it tries to penetrate the surfaces of the real world and invite beholders to reflect. My work is largely inspired by the Bauhaus artists Oskar Schlemmer and Lyonel Feininger.