Seascapes: Martin Breindl, Wolfgang Müllner

Koče Popovića 9

Guest exhibition from EYES ON Festival in Viena, thanks to Tomas Licek.

Wolfgang Milner’s photographies are the most diverse sea panoramas that we recognize from numerous holiday photos. Horizon divides the photography exactly in the middle. Milner gathers pieces of color information that are “inscribed” in each picture and calculates the middle value of the tonal values of the sky and the sea. With these values Milner “maps” the original motif monochrome surfaces, pushing it to the edges of the photo where they serve only as a “paspartu” for a new form of interpretation of the same segment of reality. Martin Breindl in his cycle the Die Sehnsucht Nach dem Meer (effective version) describes the same motives as Milner, almost literally. The words SKY and SEA that stand one above the other are divided into half by an imaginary line that re-construct them again. Step by step, Breindl concretizes this disassembly, in which he uses the same method on the aggregate condition and spectral perception, which is almost simultaneously expressed as a reflection in the mirror.

Milner’s and Martin’s works are essays. The dialogue between photos is playing with the boundary between photo and graphic. Numerous sea scenes for Milner and language variations for Martin. Both perspectives are systematized and stylized, pointing to a worldview increasingly influenced by perceptions of machines, industry standards, and norms.

In cooperation with Belgrade Culture Forum, and with the help of City Break Apartments – Belgarde Apartments and Espiga Serbia.