Jochen Lempert once studied to be a biologist, but since the early 1990s he works as an artist with black and white, analogue photography as his primary medium. However, animals and nature are his principal motifs, which he observes with a gaze and perception that is as much an academic researcher's as an artist's.
In the exhibition room, Jochen Lempert presents his photographs in poetic and subtle compositions. He combines various images to evoke associations and new interpretations. Combin-ing motifs with a common denominator - often with a bit of humour - he directs and controls the viewer's gaze.
Jochen Lempert's (b. 1958, Germany) work has been shown at S.M.A.K., Ghent; Izu Photomuseum, Clematis Oka; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Centre Pompidou-Metz; Between Bridges, Berlin; Cincinnati Art Museum; and The Photographer's Gallery, London, among other places. This is his first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries.