Carina Brandes

The black and white photographic work of the German artist Carina Brandes draws its inspiration from unusual gestures of everyday life, from implausible situations in which the artist’s representation of herself meets figures from the history of photography and art as well as animals in abandoned places which are sometimes improbable but often prosaic. Allegory and classical symbolism as well as archetypes are the compounds of the artist’s universe and the fragments of his unconscious become the building blocks of our own emotions and imagination.