Über das Buch
In the cycle of «Commedia dell‘Arte» the idea of being a producer who takes the places of Budapest and the landscapes of Croatia as a stage, the people as actors and the found objects as a scenery to visualize the drama, became the main goal. Like in Renaissance paintings, where everything is in a manneristic way precisely set, I tried to compress my perception and compose the pictures. As a result of this, every picture tells a story of the «Conditio Humana» in a poetically, melancholy, bizarre and humorously way.
Christian Lichtenberg lives and works in New Zealand. His explorations are oscillating between chaos and emptiness, between the narrative and the abstract. He is using photography, video, sound and painting as medias. On his way, he got some international awards like Grosser Preis Biennale für Fotografie, São Paolo, Brasilien had exhibitions and is represented in collections of museums like Fondation Beyeler and Kunstmuseum Biel, public institutions like Universitätsspital Basel-Stadt and private collections like Kunstsammlung Hoffmann La Roche and Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil-Jona. There are also quite a number of publications, books like Mirei Shigemori — Rebel in the Garden (Birkhäuser) and catalogues about his work.