Gregor Rohrig is currently exhibiting his latest post-modernist solo show from the 25th March - 25th April 2014 entitled: "EXPOSE + APPROPRIATE =ART !"...
TheExhibition: As regards his current Exhibition, "EXPOSE + APPROPRIATE =ART !"... His images [the "EXPOSE" of the exhibit] could stand alone, worthy of their intrinsic beauty, originality, sensitivity and perfection. His choice of art ["APPROPRIATE"] is quirky, spontaneous and "all over the place" but it is essentially and instantly recognizable. The homogenous and "osmotic" union of the two have raised the awareness of "Appropriation Art", as defined below:
APPROPRIATION 1. [MASS NOUN] The action of appropriating something:
1.1The deliberate reworking of images and styles from earlier, well-known works of art: [the hallmark of postmodernism has turned out to be appropriation] The final, original artwork appears deceptively effortless, but only a fine and keen knowledge of visual and digital media allows this seamless perfection.
Cape Town based photographer, Gregor Röhrig holds degrees from RHODES University in New Media; Anthropology and Journalism.
This South African with German heritage found himself at THE d'VINE art ROOM, NEW HERITAGE GALLERY, thanks to the divine intervention of Victoria and Johan Nel, established fans of Gregor's innovative, funky and technically perfect work.
Gregor has a unique perception of his chosen career which, serendipitously, also happens to be his passion.
He is an award-winning, selftaught lens man, who has exhibited both locally and internationally and is best known for his street, urban landscape, and portrait photography. His current portfolio spans four continents.
Röhrig’s approach to people and street photography is spontaneous, edgy and irreverent. Predominantly black & white, his photojournalistic style is distinctive and his images emotionally charged. While he works quickly and on the move, his compositions are striking. His work is especially distinghed by the stories that he allows his audience to imagine whilst absorbing his work.
As an independent photographer he has embraced editorial; documentary; commercial and personal photography, with clients as exciting and diverse as Tag Heuer; Red Cross Children's Hospital; The Mail and Guardian; BBC and The Sunday Times.
Selected Solo / Group Exhibitions / Collaborations / Projects
2014 - New Heritage Gallery - Solo Exhibition - Cape Town
2013 - Turbine Art Fair - Independant Representation, Johannesburg
2013 - Group Exhibition - David Krut Projects, Cape Town
2013 - SOIL - Group Exhibition - Grande Provence Art Gallery, Franschhoek
2013 - Tension - Solo Exhibition - The Lovell Gallery - Cape Town
2012 - Social Landcape Project - Market Photo Workshop / Les Rencontres d’Arles - Johannesburg
2012 - Gather - Photographic Essay with Augustine Kofie and Paul Senyol - Lovell Gallery - Cape Town
2012 - Streets of our Lives - Solo Exhibition - Alliance Francaise Art Gallery - Cape Town
2011 - In Flight - Art In The Forest Gallery - Cape Towe
2011 - Du Plessis Bros Gallery - Franschoek
2010 - Paul Du Toit Studio - Cape Town
2006 - Prospects for Quality of Life / New Millennium Conference - Grahamstown
2005 - Solo Exhibition at the National Arts Festival - Grahamstown
2005 - Group Exhibition - Glocal OpenBC - World Trade Centre - Rotterdam
PUBLISHED WORK AND MENTIONS
The Guardian UK, Art South Africa, BBC, Sunday Times, PIX Magazine, Prestige Magazine, Men's Health SA, AnOther Mag, Beeld, Book Southern Africa, Cape Town Creatives, Creative Commons, Dekat, Glamour Magazine, Hands On Wine, House and Leisure, Mail & Guardian, Matador Travel, Oprah Magazine, Rhodes University, South Africa Tours and Travel, The Daily Dispatch, The Times, Times LIVE, Ushahidi