About the Artist关于艺术家
Hans-Christian Schink’s photographs feature sites where nature and human development meet, yet people are conspicuously absent.
In his 1h series, he employs a solarization technique that causes excess light to invert and render as black. Taken with a one hour exposure, the photographs capture the sun’s movement through the sky as a black line. Schink’s technique expands what is visible and enables the viewer to witness a trace of time.
Born in Erfurt, then East Germany, Schink studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. In 2008 he received the distinguished ING Real Photography award for this 1h series. His work is in the collection of Bundeskunstsammlung – Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, Wilson Center for Photography, London; as well as in private collections in Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.