The “Sturmfrei” edition exhibits the punk flavour of Olli Bery’s works. One can easily see the profound relationship between subject and photographer, the intimate environment, and the playfulness of the medium. Time and space are modestly altered to reveal new perspectives. Although nothing is pretentious, everything is exquisite. Although nothing is forced, everything is in place. It’s a well-conducted harmony that touches the viewer’s heart, raises questions, and embraces the fluidity of life.
“The importance of modesty expressed through materials, forms but also through the alteration of time and perspective reveals my intimacy with the objects, places, and people photographed.”
The “Sturmfrei” edition is printed on handmade paper from Bhutan and hung in a custom-made frame.
Artist: Olli Bery
Year: November 2021
Size Paper: 51 × 81 cm
Medium: Piezography® Pro on Handmade Bhutan paper 20 gr/m2
Swiss handmade frame - Designed by blackprint: 64.5 × 92 cm
Material: Ash wood smoked | profile 15/50 & Flat clip stainless steel.
Distance: 30 mm, Ash wood smoked
Glass: Optium Museum Acrylic® (anti-reflective, antistatic, shatterproof, scratchproof, UV protection 99%)
*Limited Edition Artist of 5 + 2AP - serial unique piece, Zürich
Numbered and signed by the artist. Provided with a Verisart Certificate of Authenticity.
Delivery time with frame: 3 weeks
Olli Bery is a French photographer with a very direct approach that leaves no room for concessions. He developed his photographic language around reality, which allows him to exhibit the unusual, but also recognizable, face of the world. His works are a vibrant dialogue that takes place in an intimate environment. Olli Bery knows how to listen and how to respond.
“My work is constructed like a musical score in which my emotional flashes impose the rhythm on the photographs and direct the operating modes I use to respond to them.”
Trained as a photo reporter, Olli Bery has transformed his work into continuous development of the same photographic act. For the last ten years, the artist has invested all his energy into a single project. His strong points are modesty, solitude, lack of acquisitiveness, reverence for the commonplace, and exploration of the familiar. The artist strengthens the narrative by allowing photographic technique, printing, types of paper, and final products to influence his aesthetic. His work is homogenous, authentic, and resonant to the extent that the viewer can see colours in otherwise black and white photographs.
The artist has dedicated the last ten years to a singular photographic act. It’s challenging, but also exciting to be part of a long narrative. This edition is proof that photography can induce predictability, expectation, and a little bit of magic. Olli Bery describes his work as a riddle that leaves the viewer eager to find out more:
“The only whispered clue is a question: DO YOU SEE THE BLUE?”
Olli Bery (*1973 / France)