Uniting Inga Kerber’s artistic works is the exploration of the analog aesthetic that can be directly experienced in space and time, as an attitude towards the world. A constantly growing archive of photos provides the starting point for many of her works, which she arranges individually and in installations along with paintings, drawings, plants and found objects. Things that may date back to an earlier point in time are placed in the here and now. They represent simplicity and analog imperfection, and with their rough surfaces stand in contrast to digital smoothness. Reproduction and repetition are productive elements as regards both form and content. Analog, in part outmoded ways of working, such as hand-pulled photographic prints or the use of hare-skin glue, pigments and interwoven vegetation, allow marks to remain visible. Both aesthetic and method question the faith in progress and emphasise the turn to the simple, to traces, to the subjective, and to the material itself. (Artist Statement, 2021)
Inga Kerber lives and works in Leipzig.
Studies at Fotografieschule am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin (FAS),
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Photography
and École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France.