Culatra



Culatra (2008-2010)

"The degree of differentiation in Brohm’s pictures is remarkable. Culatra resembles an intact world, although it is fallow at the same time. A place that is in a state of permanent metamorphosis gradually becomes discernible. Solid houses, but also shoddily built shacks, variously resemble stage sets or recall images in sample catalogs of now hackneyed modernism; and sometimes they look like hybrids from a DIY building supplies superstore.

Brohm’s pictures confront all this with a vantage point that shifts between overview and detail, distance and closeness. They reveal the hidden inner riches of the imagery of the banal. The non-specific is opposed by a sort of 'setting' or 'frame' with which Brohm balances out the optical elements, yet never emphasizes the objects he finds as objects found, let alone staging them as such. That which is captured is the rhythm and atmosphere of random, and therefore all the more precisely perceived, constellations of the real. Sublime or seemingly heroic landscape views are things Brohm does without."

Thomas Wagner, in: Culatra/Areal or On the Gradual Production of Images Whilst Seeing.
Published in Brohm/Ottersbach: Culatra/Areal; Göttingen 2009.

24 analog C-Prints, each 85 x 100 cm, 2010, mounted on Alu-Dibond, Ed. of 5 + 1 AP

Portfolio of 24 analog C-Prints, 50 x 60 cm in hand-crafted archival box 55 x 65 x 8 cm,
including signed book Culatra/Areal, 2011, Ed. of 5 + 1 AP