Ellen Bornkessel (Germany)
“Reminiscent of film stills, these images refer to real places, situations and individuals. The figures behave as though on stage, where scenes are played out against a backdrop. What appears at first to be straightforward ultimately defies interpretation that is unambiguous. The work links the boundaries between documentary and fiction.”
Ellen Bornkessel was born in Germany in 1969. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig and has gone on to exhibit extensively across Germany, Europe, Australia, China and the UK, including solo exhibitions in Cologne and Berlin. She is currently based in Cologne, Germany.
Images © Ellen Bornkessel.