Ricarda Roggan

1972  born in Dresden
lives and works in Leipzig 
1993  studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) Leipzig 
1996-2002  studied photography with Prof. Timm Rautert 
2002-2004  master student of Prof. Timm Rautert 

On Ricarda Roggan's work: "A table, a chair; two tables, eight chairs; a table, no chair, but a bed instead. And then all these bare rooms, with naked walls. Ricarda Roggan’s photographs are bereft of humans and document the uselessness of objects that have been forgotten. By according them attention, Ricarda Roggan reinstalls them with a certain dignity. “I prefer to photograph rooms rather than people, because I can control the rooms better.” So what is it that so fascinates her about tables, chairs and beds? Above all the photographs of them, as she slakes a sculptural thirst and in each image, so carefully constructed, explores the relationship between the objects. To her mind, the sober images from her series “chair, table, bed” are in fact sensual pictures, and she has a sensual relationship to each of them.[...]

“My photographs are not meant to tell stories – I only want to make pictures,” Ricarda Roggan says modestly. Yet her pictures tell stories nevertheless: about the objects’ past, their own lives, and their melancholy. But above all, Ricarda Roggan’s pictures give rise to new stories that unfold in the eye of the beholder."

from: deutsche-boerse.com

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