Artist and photographer Michel Lamoller is based in Berlin graduated from Fine art studies at Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg.
Growing up in the Black Forest Michel Lamoller soon started to train his vision watching the formations of the landscape, the structures and the light. In the age of 15 he fell in love with drawings, two years later with black-and-white photography. His father taught him working in the darkroom to develop his vision and to specify the aesthetics of his printmaking. After school he started doing extensive travels around the globe, which led him also to Magnum Photos, NY, where he worked as an intern.
“I work with photography in a experimental, sculptural way. The illusion of space provided by photos enter a dialogue with the new, real three-dimensional space that is manually cut into the image.”
Layering images and treating them with a scalpel knife Lamoller creates sculptures, that either get framed and presented as three-dimensional objects, or they get photographed again and finally result into a new image. In that case, the two spaces mentioned above melt together on the photographical surface.
In 2012, Michel Lamoller accomplished his Fine Art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, where he also pursued his Master in the class of the American artist, Matt Mullican.
His work has been exhibited internationally including: Incubarte 6. Festival Internacional de Arte (Valencia, 2013); Art Week Hamburg (2013); Konnektor – Forum for Art (Hannover, 2013); Wiensowski & Harbord (Berlin, 2012); Galerie Jahn (Heilbronn, 2012); Goethe Institut (Thessaloniki, 2009), etc.