‘I communicate with the image while painting. A successful conversation is always enriching for both

Bernhard Adams graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in January 2018. He studied painting with Katharina Grosse. He answered Art Springboard’s questions in writing. Wolfram Schnelle: You have moved from photography to abstract painting. Can you describe how and why this happened? Bernhard Adams: At the beginning of my studies, I realized that photography as a medium couldn’t cover all of my interests in images. I missed the directness of painting. It was impossible for me to create an image with the camera in my hand, without detours via image angles, lens groups, the translation into pixels or grain, the digital or analogue darkroom, proofs, paper types up to the framed print or lightbox.

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