The artist Berit Schneidereit, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1988, lives and works in Düsseldorf. Since 2009 she is studying art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, initially in the class of the sculptor Hubert Kiecol. In 2015 Berit transferred to the class of professor Andreas Gursky and since then focuses more intensively on the various forms of photographic expression.
The artist concerns herself with the opportunities of abstraction within the medium of photography and relates them to the three-dimensional. Her experimental works alienate the obvious in a poetic, almost pictorial way and link the interaction of the visible and the invisible. The examination of structures and refractions of light, as well as the capturing of elusive moments are furthermore initials points of Schneidereits works in the real world, outside the darkroom. Thus emerge complementing photographic works, which originate while experimenting in the darkroom as well as digitally.
The student of Gursky likewise abstracts her motives concerning proximity and distance, deriving also the title of her solo exhibition at the Ninasagt gallery thereof: ‘proximité’, French for proximity. Consistent with her path so far, Schneidereit will not confine herself to only one medium when choosing her works.