« I like putting everyday things on a pedestal in order to admire them. »
Artist Stephanie Guse, born 1971 in Germany, lives and works in Vienna, Austria. She studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts at the HBK Braunschweig in 1998, and graduated under Prof. Heimo Zobernig at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt in 2001. In 2015, she earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Since her childhood, Stephanie Guse has suffered from poor eyesight, which caused her to question viewing habits. How can our eyes be fooled? In her photographs, she plays with the distance, with far and close, so that the viewer also has to reposition himself in order to grasp everything accurately. In her watercolor drawings, she presents her personal perspective of the environment, thus distorting perspective and volume of space.Lire la suite
Staging an illusory world
Stephanie Guse doesn't question our ability to see on a physical level, but also on a meta-level. In her photographs, the viewer spontaneously identifies valuable items such as designer handbags, jewelery or trophies. At second glance, however, they turn out to be a collection of worthless props such as candy wrappers or plastic bags. Consumption, status symbols and self-expression are the topics that inspire Stephanie Guse and which she equally and critically pursues.
Stephanie Guse has shown her artistic work in numerous exhibitions at public art institutions in Marburg, Bremen, Leipzig, Berlin, Frankfurt (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Taranto (Italy) and Novi Sad (Serbia). Furthermore, extensive publications regarding her work have been released.Masquer