Elvis Presley - Unique piece - Mixed Media Art by Daniel Voelker
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Daniel Voelker
Elvis Presley - Unique piece

2015

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This piece of art is made of 3003 stamps. In Stamp Mosaics different narrative strands are linked. The individual postage stamps represent important historical events as well as portraits of prominent persons or depictions from various fields such as art, sports, architecture or science. Furthermore, the postmark provides information about the point of origin. Eternal mystery behind the stamps is the content of the letters as well as their senders and receivers. The story continues with the places that the letters have traversed or the people who have touched them. From the distance, the stamp mosaics merge into large-format portraits. They show public figures like Steve McQueen or Marylin Monroe. Each person represents different values, and has an individual life story. Not only is the postage stamp language forgotten due to the omnipresence of the electronic transmission of information, but handwritten letters and postage stamps will certainly die out. The sum of the individual steps of the ritual of letter writing makes the letter a sign of appreciation and time. The emotions hiding behind the letters on the paper and the authenticity associated with it is missed by Voelker in todays emails or WhatsApp messages etc.. In Stamp Mosaic the postage stamps mime digital pixels. Voelker assembles stamp by stamp by hand with much effort and care. Thereby the artist reproduces the photograph, which served him as a template. Voelker, who has worked for many years as a fashion and portrait photographer, denounces the fast pace of todays photography, especially the commercial photography . “I want to create something with a long term duration that is not forgotten a week later. Nowadays anyone who picks up a digital camera calls himself a photographer. The craft is not valued anymore, because the images are processed afterwards to 99.9 %. Thus the photography loses it’s quality and authenticity“ claims Voelker. In Daniel Voelker’s Stamp Mosaics the photography regains it’s uniqueness. The artist combines it with a different technique, which is distinctive in the contemporary photo-realistic portraiture: the postage stamp mosaic.

Details

  • Artist
    Daniel Voelker (1977, German)
  • Creation Year
    2015
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 86.62 in. x W 73.9 in.H 220 cm x W 187.7 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Munich, DE
  • Reference Number
    LU76633407681
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