Life Imitates Life 2
(after Oscar Wilde „Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life” – The Decay Of Lying)
Life Imitates Life is about the failed trial of humans to imitate nature. As a metaphor the work shows that through hiding something the object is getting more into focus.
Camouflagenet on hill
Felix Contzen studied at the Art Academys in Cologne and Düsseldorf. He was specially visiting the Media Classes for Video and Photography. (Jürgen Klauke, Marcel Odenbach a.o.)
His work is about the despair of aspiration to be a part of the nature. He is creating works like objects, photos and video wich shows – sometimes humorous, sometimes serious – this topic in a metaphoric way where his performative actions behind the scenes are an important factor.