About The Artist
“Zirwes’s photography slips between simple, if beautiful, aerial shots of landscape and something more akin to textural portraits of space, the points of recognition blurring until all the viewer sees is movement and color”. (Emily Temple)
Based in Stuggart, Germany, Stephan Zirwes, b. 1967, is known for his beautiful aerial photography of European and exotic landscapes, both urban and rural. His images are often graphic abstracts that highlight colour and texture, but closer examination may reveal themes relating to people at work and at play as well as socio-political themes like exclusion and environmental pollution. Zirwes has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums such as SF Moma, and won prestigious awards inclduing the Hasselblad Masters 2010 Award.