The body of Kerns work consists of drawings whose subjects are constructed without using photographic or real-life references.
He reworks different sketches as often as he can until proportions, light and perspective seem to be correct.
Kern applies various photographic aesthetics to these sketches, for instance, he adopts blooming, depth of field, shadows caused by flashlight or different kinds of distortion.
In order to apply the concept to the presentation as well, his works are presented according to common approaches in photography.
Kerns drawings are no copies of photographs or film stills - instead he searches for images in his mind, that appear to be part of our collective pictorial memory and that are thereby recognizable for the beholder. They are images of images.
The mental image-pool from which he draws, includes pop culture, film, photography and the everyday.
THE PINK EDITION19 Feb - 26 Mar 2022The perception and meaning of pink have changed over the years, going from one extreme to the other and have been present in both high and low culture. From renaissance...
PAN Amsterdam14 - 21 Nov 2021Booth 90 PAN Amsterdam is the fair for art, antiques and design. Every year, 45,000 art lovers are inspired and seduced by the many thousands of art objects on offer...
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UNTITLED, ART online2 - 6 Dec 2020For invitiations to the online edition of UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach 2020, please contact us. We are happy to send you your virtual ticket to our exhibition. UNTITLED, ART is...
Steffen KernDrawings from the mental archive 27 Nov - 19 Dec 2020The body of Kerns work consists of drawings whose subjects are constructed without using photographic or real-life references. He reworks different sketches as often as he can until proportions, light...
BIG Art1 - 4 Oct 2020