Roland Regner





Artist Statement:

Roland Regner is an artist who mainly works with photography. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Regner reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history. A predominant role is played here by a reflection on the conditions and construction of our perception of what is real.

The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By emphasising aesthetics, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.

His works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. With a conceptual approach, he absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice.

His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By using an ever-growing archive to create autonomous artworks, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events.

Often his works are an investigation of concepts such as authenticity and objectivity by using iconic symbols and quasi-scientific precision and by referencing documentaries, ‘fact-fiction’ and popular scientific equivalents.

In his latest works, Regner reflects and combines these concepts with contemporary photographic theories, everyday objects and his subjective view of the art world.




Roland Regner
Quartier am Hafen
Atelier 0.05
Poller Kirchweg 78-90
D-51105 Cologne

Phone: +49 0157-31085816




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