Read an exclusive interview with Andre Lichtenberg
Andre Lichtenberg’s images have a unique aesthetic quality created by his combining of dreamlike childhood memories with a highly technical and precise working practice. His artworks are either made using long exposures under the moonlight or constructed in his studio from hundreds of detailed architectonical photographs.
As a child André spent a lot of time experimenting with perspective drawing – his favourite subjects were art and maths. At university, Lichtenberg studied Civil Engineering, Photographic Science and a Masters in Photographic Studies. His landscapes and architectural images are often inspired by those early childhood memories and carefully crafted into artworks using techniques that fluctuate between science and art. His current project, Within Series, has been awarded two grants by the Arts Council England, selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize in the UK and exhibited as a major solo show in Brazil.
André Lichtenberg was born in 1964 in Porto Alegre, Brazil and currently lives and works between London and Brighton UK. He has worked with publications such as the Sunday Times (London) and Le Monde (Paris). His images have been recognised with several international prizes and awards including the Aesthetica Art Prize, Renaissance Photography Prize and AOP Awards, and exhibited in prestigious art spaces, including the Museu da Republica (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil), Centro Cultural Sao Paulo (Brazil), The Photographers Gallery and the Barbican Centre (London). In 2015, Lichtenberg was invited to collaborate with the Centre Pompidou/IRCAM in Paris, having one of his artworks from the Licht Series illustrating the cover of the festival catalogue as well as a three metre print displayed outside the famous Parisian building and square. His images can be found in numerous international private and corporate collections.