Boris Eldagsen’s photographs explore the limits of what can be depicted. The ‘POEMS’ utilise the external reality, to paint the inner reality, that of the unconscious, archetypical and unspoken. Without excessive materials or digital effects, Eldagsen combines street with staged photography and recreates spectacular and dreamlike images. The photographic mediums of light and shade become symbolic of the spaces between, those that are inaccessible to the rational mind and compel the viewer to resort to their own memories and feelings.
Beyond what is fashionable and current, Eldagsen creates alchemical connections between painting, film and theatre that defy categorisation.
This work was awarded the Prix Voies Off / Arles in 2013.
Berlin-based German artist Boris Eldagsen has studied photography and visual arts at the Art Academy of Mainz, conceptual art and intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts Prague, fine art the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication Hyderabad / India – and philosophy at the Universities of Cologne and Mainz. Boris works as a multi-media consultant and a lecturer.
In 2013 he became a member of Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.
BORIS+NATASCHA – collaborative work with Australian artist Natascha Stellmach.
SUPERHIGH – mockumentary reality show on getting high, a collaboration with Sabine Taeubner.