Albert Grøndahl on SundayS
Danish artist Albert Grondahl works with photography, departing from traditional documentarism in his focus on the relationship between the photographer and his subject.
His main concern is the interaction with a given social context. In his work, the artist invests himself as he goes along, allowing for an exchange between personal narratives and cultural references different from his own. In the process, Albert Grondahl has abandoned ordinary printing techniques in favour of other ways to communicate recorded impressions such as the combination of emulsion on silver and gold; a return to the original chemistry of analog photography.
The physical characteristics of these pieces allow for a dynamic interplay between references and texture, turning each plate into a unique, non-reproducable surface. The uniqueness of each work may thus hint at the singularity of the original, captured moment as well as the fleeting spontaneity of the interpretative gesture.
2013-2015 MFA, royal academy of fine arts, Antwerpen
2011-2012 Ecole nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles
2009-2012 BA, FAMU, department of Photography, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague
2007-2009 Assistant for Tal R
2016 Methods of Tilling the Soil, Warte Für Kunst, Kassel, Germany
2014 Bayou, Exhibit No 9, New Jersey, USA
2013 River Palace, Galerie GAMU, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Goodbye Horses, Warte Für Künst, Kassel, Germany
2012 An Island, Vadstrupgaard 1771, Samsø, Denmark
2009 We smoked cigarettes at grandmothers place, Gallery One Day, Copenhagen, Denmark