„Anrandungen“ (literally translated as " on the verge of ...") - a photographic project traveling along the European Union’s new Eastern border from Estonia to Romania.
A journey from the north to the south along the periphery of our great political and cultural project: the European Union, led me from Estonia through Latvia, Lithuania, eastern Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the eastern border regions of Romania. Such a trip, taking over 8 weeks by car, allowed me to accumulate a wealth of material from observations and encounters along the way. A selection of them can be seen in this photo book. Marco Kaufmann.
Marco Kaufmann is part of a generation of young European Artists adopting a critical approach to traditional media. Marco’s work transcends representation by drawing attention to the very act of painting itself as an empirical process. This allows new meaning to emerge through the layering of colour and texture and through merging forms from one surface onto another. Kaufmann’s work is at the heart of conceptual painting. By disrupting formal compositional aesthetics, Marco invites the viewer to experience unexpected ways of seeing. Marco Kaufmann lays down compositions that disturb the viewer’s comfortable gaze. He challenges our way of seeing by offering a true glimpse into the artistic thought process: Bravely submitting himself to the vulnerable, troubled stages of becoming, to ultimately reveal an entrancing excitement of the sublime. (Written by Hester Chan, Gallerist and Director of HCFA)