Catherine Gfeller

Double-Vie

Double-Vie

37 x 37 inches / 94 x 94 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/9

Chiffres

Chiffres

25 x 51 inches / 63.5 x 130 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 2/9

Cultes

Cultes

27 x 55 inches / 68.5 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/15

Romance

Romance

18 x 55 inches / 46 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/11

Central Park

Central Park

18 x 54 inches / 46 x 137 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 2/11

Double-Deck

Double-Deck

14 x 73 inches / 35.5 x 185 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 6/15

Inside Outside

Inside Outside

18 x 55 inches / 46 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 1/11

La Traversee

La Traversee

18 x 71 inches / 46 x 180 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/15

Les Fiances

Les Fiances

14 x 76 inches / 35.5 x 193 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/15

Metropolis

Metropolis

18 x 55 inches / 46 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/11

37 x 37 inches / 94 x 94 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/925 x 51 inches / 63.5 x 130 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 2/927 x 55 inches / 68.5 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/1518 x 55 inches / 46 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/1118 x 54 inches / 46 x 137 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 2/1114 x 73 inches / 35.5 x 185 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 6/1518 x 55 inches / 46 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 1/1118 x 71 inches / 46 x 180 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/1514 x 76 inches / 35.5 x 193 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/1518 x 55 inches / 46 x 140 cm, transprint on Rives paper, edition 4/11

 

Catherine Gfeller incorporates people, buildings, bridges, windows, cars and every other fixture of urban life into her photography.  She walks through cities with her camera in hand, snapping pictures of architecture and pedestrians in their surroundings. There is a sense of immediacy to the images – a capturing of the photographerʼs own sudden intrigue with certain, perhaps momentary, scenes,leaving little time for careful composition and positioning. Gfellerʼs work truly emerges back in her studio where she chooses a single or numerous images which she duplicates, layers and arranges into linear, geometric compositions arranging, tweaking and adjusting every element.  The fractured and repeated images create bold, rhythmic photographs that echo the lively cadences of the city. Single scenes that are repeated a dozen times in the same piece capture a fleeting moment and become ruminations on the passage of time. Many of the photographs are populated with anonymous pedestrians, superimposed one over another, over another, like memories of previous moments layered over the present. In other works, transparent figures become one with their surrounding architecture.  Catherine Gfeller does not just quietly observe and distantly photograph the places she visits. She is immersed in these cities and is moved by their colors, buildings, pace, light and vibrations. Gfellerʼs montages suspend time and space, offering new versions of the realities she records with her camera.

Catherine Gfeller has a PHD in Art History and French Literature, Univertites of Neuchatel and Lausanne, Switzerland, MFA, School of Visual Arts, New Yorks and a Master in Aesthetics and Psychoanalysis, University of Montpellier, France. She exhibited in many countries and her works are found in public collections in the United States, France, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and more. She participated in many art fairs: Art Basel, Art Unlimited, Kunst Zurich, Armory Show, Fiac,  the Biennial of Ljubljana and Art Brussels.