Press Release

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present  "Triangles", the ongoing series by German artist and photographer Nina Brauhauser, part of the young generation of  European artists exploring the intersection between photography and abstraction. This online exhibition is starting January 28th through February 27, 2021.


Nina Brauhauser doesn’t see her work as photographically in a traditional sense; In the sense of concrete photography, her photographs exist as self-referential signs. The paper is equally space-creating for the "drawn" body and subsistence of the body itself. The image becomes an object itself, with all its information captured in hermetic seclusion of the surface of the photographic material. Gottfried Jäger calls concrete photography self-assertion. " And literally, the work is a counterpart for me. If you want to see me as a photographer, I'm concerned to be a portraitist who depicts the essence of photography itself" explains Nina Brauhauser. Also with these ‘Triangles”, Nina Brauhauser further developed the complex "2dimensional objects", which she has been working on since 2009." I like the way Donald Judd called a series of works “specific objects” rather than sculptures, to indicate their distance from classical ways of making sculptures, comments Brauhauser.

Nina Brauhauser, b. 1980 in Düsseldorf, studied photography at Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen) and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (Netherlands). Her photographs have appeared in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions across Europe, including at Städtisches Museum Kalkar; Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg; Galerie Schütte, Essen; FFFZ Kulturforum Düsseldorf; Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; Galerie Christa Burger, München; and Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, among several others. In 2013 Brauhauser participated in Bushwich Open Studios, and in 2012 was awarded “Förderpreis Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW.”