Lukas Hoffmann – Untitled Overgrowth
Lukas Hoffmann observes artefacts: asphalt, scrub, masonry, building façades. In his photographs the human presence is missing. Yet the traces that man has left behind intrigue the eye of the camera: cracks, corrugations, and the overgrowth of plant life that regains ascendancy over the man-made space. Abstract entities with different surfaces –sometimes black and white, sometimes colour – which can become filled with associations, like looking at clouds. The eye goes in search of recognisable forms to orient itself. The Anthropocene unintentionally produces poetic images that the photographer reveals on his or her forays through our present. The photo book untitled overgrowth appears in conjunction with the exhibitions at the Kunsthaus Zug, from 26 January to 17 March 2019, the Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, from 7 July to 9 September 2019, and the Point du Jour, Cherbourg, from 14 June to 27 September 2020.
322 pages, softcover, 27.5 x 22 cm, Spector Books (Leipzig).