Salvaged Proxies of the Really Real
2 december 2018 - 14 february 2019
Rågsveds Konsthall Stockholm
Dröges work can be seen to represent the overwhelming daily impressions, images and information which constantly flood our senses. By exploring the lines between the Internet, the digital screen, the art of photography, and by using composite digital collages and techniques, he creates an unstable visual which urges thought and personal interpretation. Perhaps I will never know exactly what it is that I’m looking at – a thought which I find pleases me. The strength of Dröges work is found in the intangible, in that which provokes thought and which continues to surprise the spectator. Susanne Fessé, konsthistoriker
Sampled Souls#1 182 x 40cm
Having grown up in the Netherlands and with a Master degree in visual art and design from Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Armin Dröge is an experienced visual artist and film maker. His work has been seen at various scenes and museums in Europe and is part of the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam amongst others. Today Dröges Art practice is based in Stockholm, from where he produces photographic work with large format digital cameras and traditional paint- and print techniques.
‘’My task is to look for clarity, I want to show that new and beautiful things can be created out of our sensory overloaded environment. My desire is to make you, the audience, reflect on the ordinary habit of looking at everyday images, to make your own connections, form your own view and be truly opinionated.’’
Uprising (detail) 40 x 40 cm
0312 - 1401, 2019 Rågsveds Konsthall, Nya Rågsveds Folkets Hus, Rågsved.
0811 - 1111, 2018 POP UP utställning, Karlavägen 46, Stockholm.
0206 - 2006, 2018 Members exhibition Swedish Artist Society, Artist house Stockholm.
1903- 0505, 2018 Konstnärshuset, Restaurant Konstnärsbaren Stockholm.
0203 - 2204, 2018 The Free Photographers Dept. Gallery 5, Kulturhuset Stockholm.
0912 - 1612, 2017 Salong CFF, Centrum for Photography Stockholm.
0610- 0312, 2017 Höstsalongen, Fotografiska, Museum of Photography Stockholm.
2511 - 2901, 2017 Gallery 5, The Free Photographers Dept, Kulturhuset Stockholm.
0312 - 1112, 2016 Salong CFF, Centrum for Photography Stockholm.
2601 - 0502, 1996 Scanning, Stedelijke museum, modern art museum Amsterdam.
Ddos 184 x 40 cm