Ingrid Webendoerfer

Paris I     Paris II     Italy    Switzerland     Hamburg     Biography     to cool-artists           


I am concerned about the interchangeability of modern cityscapes. Architecture's loss of character, caused by functionalism and commercialism, has alienated its inhabitants. The main aim of my work is to resensibilise the viewer for his “all too well known” environment. Nature has been degraded to street decoration and is no longer seen as man’s vital partner. City monuments and historical buildings are restored to become sterile tourist attractions. Devoid of everyday life, they encourage a yearning for the illusory “good old days”. Without a real understanding of the past we have no future. I transport my visual ideas by changing photographs of real situations. Exaggerating formal aspects or spatial characteristics of a place often suggests new possibilities and bring it back into our consciousness."