Should you Wish To Know

Andrew Cowin
Born in England in 1954.
Studied and taught History until 1983.
After moving to Germany, work as a freelance photojournalist and translator.

Exhibitions of limited-edition photographic prints since 1998.
Solo exhibitions include Mannheimer Kunstverein (2003) and Kunstverein Bretten (2005).
Work exhibited at Galerie Sacksofsky (Heidelberg) in 2007 and 2009 and at Art Karlsruhe (2008, 2009).

My interest in photography was sparked by the classic black-and-white photography of Edward and Brett Weston. Later, the work of Ernst Haas and Shinzo Maeda was an incentive to make color images. However, my main inspiration is the art of Brice Marden, Robert Ryman, Carl André, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin and Morris Louis, as well as some of the Arte Povera movement. These all shifted the boundaries of what might constitute art and demonstrated that profoundly moving works can be created without unseemly pathos and exaggeration.

All of the photographs shown here are limited editions of five prints, whose size may vary.