„Gegenbilder“—counter-images—are works on the borderline between photography and painting: pictures that seem like paintings but nevertheless are pure photography.
My subject is seeing: By unveiling the hidden aesthetics of the ordinary, my work opens new perceptions of the supposedly familiar.
My materials are the raw material of seeing: light, time, surfaces. Even though I am capturing them with the camera – and only the camera – my images are eventually created in the mind of the viewer. His experience, his imagination, his perception and connotations form the final image.
The group of works „Gegenbilder“ comprises eight series with image size starting from 60 x 80 cm in editions of three to eight.
One of his works appealed to me so much that I acquired it on the spot. Due to its enormous densification, the image attains a very unique aesthetic.
Brigitte Zypries, former Federal Minister of Justice
Images against the volatile, absent-minded view of modern age. In short: counter-images.
Klaus Honnef, professor of the theory of photography
Till Eitel carefully filters our world, examining it like a scientist wanting to know and to elicit its mysteries. It's worth to discover.
Ariane Waldschmidt, M.A., art dealer
His unique approach, his fine eye reducing the motifs to their core and capturing their essence, as well as the aesthetics of his work have led us to devote an exhibition entirely to his photography.
Reinhard Lattemann, gallery owner
I could have sworn that I'm looking at paintings. Incredible!
Barbara Hosmann, manager KunstSalon
I know nothing like it.
Heinz Holtmann, gallery owner
Again and again I am fascinated by faces. I find them in inconspicuous surfaces
... and when I'm photographing faces - the other side of my work - I'm finding the character behind the surface. To get a first impression of my series "Köpfe. | Heads." please click on the images below:
(If you like, here you'll find more Köpfe. | Heads.