Michel Lamoller (b. 1984, Germany) typically works with photography in a sculptural and experimental way.

Lamoller studied at Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts and is now a freelancing artist. Some of the photographic sculptures serve as models for a photo which becomes the final work. He uses photography as a material to create multi-layered sculptures that are on the border between being an object and being an image. By alienating the original use of photography, Lamoller revisits representation mainly because in this manner he succeeds in revealing its capacity of expanding the boundaries of the image, and he does that by being playful, conceptual, and at the same time bringing about a sense of surprise and bewilderment – going back to the basics of aesthetic experiences.


With his works, Lamoller creates, often location-specific, interventions into the exhibition space that go hand in hand with the imaginary act that is anticipated from the viewer. The boundaries of the image are stretched into different directions alluding to the aesthetic effect the viewer may experience from other media, for example, when encountering a sculpture, or even when engaged in a piece of moving image. Lamoller experiments with new media to find new possibilities and opportunities, but yet, he clearly refers to the tradition of photography to document reality – just that his unique artistic process does not end up in an image of reality but in objects that re-enter the with the haptic world of things.


Michel's work has been exhibited internationally at the likes of Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin (DE); Benaki Museum Athens (GR); Art Museum Lishui: Lishui Photo Festival (CH); ArtInternational Istanbul (TR), and London Art Fair (EN) amongst others.

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