ABOUT

Elias Wessel is committed to developing photographic procedures and concepts which culminate in abstract images that reflect contemporary discourses within society. The works function as both an important contribution to the issues of social and political development (including digitization, surveillance, identity) and the historical conversation between photography and painting. 

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Elias Wessel entwickelt fotografische Vorgehensweisen und Konzepte, welche in abstrakte Bilder münden, die zeitgenössische gesellschaftliche Diskurse widerspiegeln. Seine Arbeiten sind sowohl ein wichtiger Beitrag zu Fragen sozialer und politischer Entwicklung (u.a. Digitalisierung, Überwachung, Identität) als auch zum historischen Dialog zwischen Fotografie und Malerei.

VITA

Born in Bonn, Germany / growing up in Speyer, Rhineland Palatinate, lives and works in New York and Düsseldorf / 1999-2000 University of Heidelberg, Art History / 2000-2003 University of Mannheim – Faculty for Art and Design, Visual Communication / 2003-2007 University for Art and Design, Offenbach am Main in cooperation with The Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Fine Art Photography and Theory Of Perception / 2007-2008 teaching position at the University for Art and Design, Offenbach am Main / 2008 settling in New York / since 2018 splitting time between Germany and New York.