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Ronny Strehmann is a skilled media designer and lives near Berlin. He grew up in a riverscape in Brandenburg (East Germany) called Oderbruch whose remote charm and rugged beauty left a mark on his aesthetic sense.
As a visitor of strehmann.com you are invited to an audiovisual world of thoughts and emotions which the artist wishes to share with you. Let yourself be provoked and inspired alike to be encouraged to question the existing and look at things in a different light.
Whether it is about photography, poetry, music or videos – the various projects are carried out without compromise but with total dedication. The combination of arts and their synthesis contribute to a vivid and comprehensive overall impression.
PHOTO – Photography had been a merely documental tool for him until he came across the technique of multiple exposure in 1999. This is when he started off to delve deeper into the little-noticed niche of analogue photography.
Through the mystical atmosphere of his first experiments he could already sense the potential of this photographic method which raises photography to a higher artistic level by fusing photorealism and picturesqueness into an outstanding strength of expression.
His work is aimed directly at the heart. To create a timeless visual world of shapes and colors, contemporary elements are avoided as far as possible.
While being widely anti-materialistic, the dreamlike pictures form a quiet counterpoint to the obtrusive flood of everyday imagery and vast amount of aggressive optical inputs that are delivered by modern mass media.
In this light, the artworks convey a thoughtful escapism to break the surface and reveal a world beyond triviality and insignificance.
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POETRY – Quatrains have originally been complementing the artworks with experiences, thoughts and dreams. Rhyming language is now, however, increasingly used to tell little stories with autobiographic elements being woven into some of them.
A main topic certainly is same-sex love with all of its romantic aspects in an attempt to emancipate homosexuality from its widely sexualized perception in society, overcome stupid and dangerous prejudices and, in a sense, make it more understandable.
AUDIO – The music project was launched in 2012 as another form of expression to make the poems more tangible: They are worked into compositions of electronic music and in this way are given an acoustic interpretation to help convey emotions and facilitate the listener’s access to the lyrical themes.
The processing includes all tasks such as composing, lyrics, recording, vocals, mixing and mastering and leads to independent, original works which exist in the area of tension between euphoria and melancholy.
VIDEO – Since the artist’s roots are to be found in the visual sector, supplementing the music with moving images can be seen as a logical consequence. Artworks, poetry and music as well as purpose-made live-action sequences are used for the videos.
From the initial idea all the way to the video available online, all steps like storyboard, composing, recording, editing and effects are in the hands of the artist.