Marcus Schwier. Düsseldorf

A city is a living organism that is subject to continuous change. Often this happens – as with humans – hardly noticeably. And it is only when we meet again at a distance of a few years that differences to earlier age groups become apparent. Photographer Marcus Schwier, who lives and works in Düsseldorf, is known for his architectural photographs in metropolises all over the world. His works are regularly shown in exhibitions and architecture journals. The localization, the site-specific, homeland and affiliation are constitutive components of his work alongside the space for Difficulty. The reduction to the essentials also repeatedly characterizes the series that Marcus Schwier produced in his native city of Düsseldorf – and which he often continues thematically in other places.

 

In his exhibition MARCUS SCHWIER: DÜSSELDORF the artist puts together photo series showing – in retrospect – important development steps of the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. At the same time, Marcus Schwier presents new works created especially for the exhibition at the House of Architects. The pictures tell us in the same way of disappearance (study house, Rheinstadion) as of becoming. They show snapshots of the urban change of a metropolis, which are simultaneously a journey through time and in the synopsis time lapse. You can see the kaleidoscope of a city.

Marcus Schwier, Rheinstadion_12, 2001

Marcus Schwier, Rheinstadion_19, 2001

Marcus Schwier, Rheinstadion_35, 2001

Marcus Schwier. Düsseldorf

A city is a living organism that is subject to continuous change. Often this happens – as with humans – hardly noticeably. And it is only when we meet again at a distance of a few years that differences to earlier age groups become apparent. Photographer Marcus Schwier, who lives and works in Düsseldorf, is known for his architectural photographs in metropolises all over the world. His works are regularly shown in exhibitions and architecture journals. The localization, the site-specific, homeland and affiliation are constitutive components of his work alongside the space for Difficulty. The reduction to the essentials also repeatedly characterizes the series that Marcus Schwier produced in his native city of Düsseldorf – and which he often continues thematically in other places.

 

In his exhibition MARCUS SCHWIER: DÜSSELDORF the artist puts together photo series showing – in retrospect – important development steps of the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. At the same time, Marcus Schwier presents new works created especially for the exhibition at the House of Architects. The pictures tell us in the same way of disappearance (study house, Rheinstadion) as of becoming. They show snapshots of the urban change of a metropolis, which are simultaneously a journey through time and in the synopsis time lapse. You can see the kaleidoscope of a city.