Barbara Flatten "Tokyo Flirt"

Gallery Strenger

poster for Barbara Flatten "Tokyo Flirt"

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Barbara Flatten was born in 1970, Cologne, Germany. She graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany with degrees in fine art and philosophy. Flatten started her career as a painter, but one of her collectors found her photography more interesting. She then used these photographs as a source and conceptual material for her canvas work. Since then her reputation as a photographer has grown, and Flatten has decided to concentrate entirely on photography following her marriage and the birth of her first son.

Flatten has been given the opportunity to exhibit her works widely in Europe. She has also been showing in Tokyo since her family moved here in 2006. This time, she is showing about 10 photographs, including brand new works featuring Tokyo. In the summer of 2008, her fourth group exhibition "Transformiable," featuring three other female artists from Europe, opened at the Museum of Timisoara in Romania, winning much public acclaim and leading to her photograph making the cover of the catalog.

Tokyo -- a cosmopolitan megalopolis that changes more bewilderingly than any other place in the world. People in Tokyo are never always quiet. Everyone moves busily. Taking a photograph is only one percent of my work, says Flatten. Since her arrival, she has also become one of the multitude of busy people in Tokyo. With every spare moment that she manages to find, she meets new people and walks the city. Flatten gets inspiration from all the people and interesting buildings. The "Tokyo Flirt" in the title of this exhibition describes Flatten herself, charming the city using her 35mm camera.



From 2009-01-17 To 2009-01-31

Opening Reception on 2009-01-17 from 18:00 to 20:00


Barbara Flatten



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