Diese Seiten geben Einblicke in verschiedene Projekte und Photoserien von Eva Horstick-Schmitt
Bewusst entzieht sich Eva mit ihren vielschichtigen Projekten gewollt dem Schubladendenken mancher Zeitgenossen.
Ihr ist es wichtig Bilderwelten zu fühlen.
Stille und Einsamkeit prägen das Gefühl für Räume und Situationen.
Das Bild der Frau in der Gesellschaft sind Themen, die Eva Horstick-Schmitt
seit 2002 mit ihren Ausstellungen ebenso hinterfragt, wie die Situation der aktuellen politischen Strömungen.
Die Serie „ in a room „ befasst sich seit 2004 mit ihrer eigenen Identität, Heimat und der Reflektion von
Erlebtem in einem stark reduziert angelegten Raum.
Bei den Frauenthemen geht es ebenso um intime Momente des Jetzt in ihren Bildern.
Intim nicht zu verwechseln mit Körperlichkeit, sondern Seele.
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"Your photos some struck my nervous system very powerful" "Thank you"/ Gregory Jacobs LA (USA)
Photo © Eva Horstick-Schmitt „in a room“ long-term photography project since 2004
These pages allow an insight into different projects and photo series.
With their multifaceted projects, Eva consciously avoids any pigeonholing.
Her philosophy is to genuinely integrate life as a living ‘now’ in her art.
In the works of Eva Horstick-Schmitt, the need for communication and understanding, also in terms of social differences, plays an important role. She raises the question of authenticity within her protagonists. She explores the unretouched ‘being’ which - given the glossy industry that surrounds us - is often no longer perceived. Examples of her work are: "unretouched - families in the area" and the project "daughters" with interviews and portraits on the subject of future. The artist focuses on individual and social ‘being’ against the backdrop of social and cultural differences. It’s to "plunge and to breathe Eva’s pictures", as a collector of her work explains his impression. The daily forgotten spaces, history behind rooms / women / situations, interest her as well as the beautiful appearance on the surface.
Her night shots, among others from Paris, London, Berlin, Tel Aviv and NYC, move the people in the background. A meditative silence arises in the long-term exposures in major cities which she captures since 2007 up to today during her travels around midnight. A series in which the night plays a special role, she calls ‘Null Uhr Nachtaktiv’ (Zero o`clock night active). The noises of people and machines that normally take advantage of the urban space, she consciously fades out. As in her series "photo meets manga" it’s about the soft sounds, thoughtful situations and silent rooms that take place in the interior and exterior.
Since 2004, the series "in a room" deals with identity, homeland and the reflection of things seen in a greatly reduced space.
When Eva turned ten, she received her first camera for Christmas. It was her only wish.
When she turned sixteen, Eva took her first two-year dual working/learning apprenticeship in a photo studio where she also learned how to develop her own
photos. After several years of working as a photographer, Eva worked as a fashion show choreographer and director for more than thirteen years. In 2000, she studied photo-design and communication-design next to her full-time work schedule.
Since her diploma in 2002 with her project „Station Prizren“ in Kosovo, she has been working on her exhibitions and art projects.
Kosovo, USA, Europa, Israel and other countries were stations for her documentary artwork. Eva has her own philosophy concerning art. Most of her photos, Eva took with her Leica (analog). Eva prefers to work without a flash in order to protect the natural mood and atmosphere of the situation.
These pages will give you some insights into the world of Eva`s photographs.Eva: „Art is a process of renewal for me. Do not enter retracted paths and discover new perspectives. These pages provide an insight into various projects and photo series. The process of remembering fleeting moments, is the essence of photography. The everyday forgotten spaces and the stories behind people interest me like the beautiful appearance of the surface. There are documentary and staged projects. Both are important to me just the same.
Important to me is to reflect upon time.“
© all photos Eva Horstick-Schmitt