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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Gerhard Hillmann, Cairns
Member Since November 2007
Artist Statement Nature is Art and Art is my Nature.
My obsession is creativity, I find it’s an endless pursuit of observing,
capturing, creating and sharing moments in our lives. I enjoy it when
an image occupies a persons thoughts for more than a few seconds
stimulating their imagination and inspiring creativity. This interaction
and exchange with people is why I continue to create artwork.

The visual image is the language of creation, transcending written
language barriers and providing a universal medium we can all
understand. It’s not limited to one persons meaning or concept and is
always open to interpretation. The natural world has its own language
which I am trying to acknowledge in my artwork.

“Art does not reproduce what we see; rather it makes us see”.
Paul Klee

This year, 2007 I returned to far North Queensland after being away
for over 15 years. I was born in Kuranda and Growing up in the
rainforest and diving on the reefs gave me an appreciation of the
natural world and the unlimited creativity it releases.
I have studied Traditional and Contemporary Photography, Art and
Design in San Francisco, Berlin, Adelaide and Melbourne, resulting in
degrees and certificates. However, cities don’t interest me right now
as I find myself retracing steps I took many years ago along the Barron
river and through the bush. Wait a while, leaches and mould bring
back memories of how it was and still is up here.

“Organic Photo Montage” is the term I use when trying to describe
my style of creating images.
I am in the process of creating a Tropical North Queensland series and
working on a project called “Obnoxious Beauty” which is a series of
images made entirely out of plants we concider weeds.

This series will be exhibited upon completion at the Tanks Art Centre,
Cairns, June 2008


Product No 190519
Tags Gerhard, Hillmann, digital, fantasy, floral, green, medicine, nature, new age, photo montage, photography, photoshop, plants, sky, surreal