Some Things Are Beyond Words

Gallery Tom Blaess, Bern
2019
Gian Losinger’s photographs give the impression of still lifes taken directly from everyday experience. Some feel abandoned, others are full of life, and all of them aesthetically capture moments whose vulnerability and composition allow the ephemeral to solidify into brief eternities. « The images do not document; they only extend an invitation to the viewer, and perhaps seduce them as well » Bernhard Giger wrote about Losinger’s photo series Are You Sure?, which was exhibited at the Kornhausforum in 2017. The photographs invite us to consider familiar surroundings from new perspectives and pe haps also gain a different understanding of them. Our usual classification of the world becomes the object of critical examination as its categories are reconsidered and maybe, for a brief moment, even seem to dissolve entirely.