Erhard Wingels

Erhard Wingels is an artist who has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Germany, Netherlands and New Zealand. In 2015, he opened the gallery Maybe it’s Art in Collingwood (Golden Bay).

Artist statement

The photograph, the perfect shot, is the beginning. The camera, for me, is just a tool. I can do whatever I like with it, technical impossibilities are the only limit. The same applies to the most important phase after the picture has been taken. What once used to be the darkroom is now my computer with nearly endless options. Here, I leave classic photography behind and follow the path painters went at the beginning of the last century. Through phases of abstraction to creating new realities. The result can be 2 dimensional or a sculpture. Modern high tech materials, prints on steel or glass are my favorites.