SevenStar Gallery owned by artist / mime / dancer Thorsten Heinze presents photography featuring contemporary works from the gallery's private collection by Will McBride, Donata Wenders, Joachim Baldauf, Peter Brüchmann, Jürgen Loevenich, Helga Kneidl, Peter Nuremberg and young talents such as Peter Lorenz.
Their pictures show private, non-public moments of great pop and cinema icons from the past 30 years like Klaus Kinski, Hildegars Knef, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sharon Tate, Jimi Hendrix, Claudia Schiffer and many others. All pictures are black & white silver gelatin prints in large format, only available in editions of one to nine.
A SevenStar Gallery picture is made in museum quality meeting Zeitgeist and moreover it veils and reveals both - The visible refers to the invisible. Still there is more to be discovered. Not only within the pictures but also in the gallery itself.
SevenStar Gallery is centrally located at one of the most visited places in Berlin. The historic house, which used to be a brothel, is now a meeting for internationally recognized masters, avant-garde photography, and previously unpublished limited edition prints and oversized formats.
OFFstage by David Biene
7/10/16 - 5/11/16
OFFstage is a series of portraits shot in the moment after an artist steps away from his or her performance. Initiated in 2005, David Biene continued to develop this work to 2015. Technically, he maintains the same lighting and camera throughout the series. He uses a Hasselblad 500 CM or ELM and captures the very same moment in front of a wall just off the stage.
The concept is to get the clearest sight of the subject, concentrating on the specific person’s expression. It‘s the attempt to reach the biggest authenticity possible and picture the energy and power of this moment.