Christoph Keller, a self-described “Flaneur, Rolleur,” takes photographs from his wheelchair. “Mostly it’s New York, sometimes San Francisco. But the city can be any city. They’re all tricksters. I’m open to suggestions.”
The mysterious impressions captured from Mr. Keller’s “modest little digital camera” are single exposures “No multiple exposures. No photoshop.” He describes his photographs as “found art.” His eye is his mind is his hand as he responds with lightning speed to a particular coincidence of images. The potent little works, jewel-like in their clarity, draw the viewer into an illusory landscape, seemingly routine, but suddenly perplexing.
Christoph Keller, Swiss-born New York-based novelist, playwright and essayist, is the author of seven novels (three of them co-written with Heinrich Kuhn as Keller+Kuhn), five plays and numerous essays in German. In the U.S., his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Two Lines, The Means, Failbetter, WordsWithoutBorders, Gobshite Quarterly, Absinthe and Bomb. His bestselling autobio¬graphical novel The Best Dancer (S.Fischer, Frankfurt 2003) was awarded the 2004 Schiller-Prize and the 2006 Puchheimer Leserpreis and will be published in English in the U.S. in Fall 2008. „Lascaux on 22nd Street,“ shown at Art 101, is his second photography exhibition.