Documenting a six-month residence at Fogo Island Arts, Tones
highlights the diversity of Leciejewski's practice—with works including collages
, and found-objects sculptures
—while bringing to the fore the artist's views on nature
Edgar Leciejewski spent six months as an artist-in-residence with Fogo Island Arts in 2014. Tones brings together new work stemming from the Leipzig-based artist's time on the island, including large-scale collages, photographs of natural elements, and precarious sculptures composed of objects found on the shore. Taken together the works are a collection and an archive of time shown in modern images, raising questions on how we contemplate ideas of nature. This publication features essays by Bill Arning and Zoë Gray, as well as a conversation between the artist and Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Fogo Island Arts, Canada, from May 14 to December 12, 2015.
Edgar Leciejewski (born 1977 in Berlin, lives and works in Leipzig) explores the various social and scientific uses of photography
, employing an experimental, analytic approach to the medium by using various techniques and media. His work investigates such issues as the rhetoric of the photographic series, genre, composition, and the question of how much time can fit within a single photographic image. Leciejewski's photographs are repositories of time that allow for a slowing down of the act of seeing. His work has been presented at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Wien, and Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, among others.