Wolfgang Ellenrieder’s Debut Solo Exhibition in the US Opens at RH Gallery


NEW YORK, NY.- RH Gallery presents Wolfgang Ellenrieder’s debut solo exhibition in the US. This exhibition coincides with the US launch of Prestel’s new book of Ellenrieder’s work titled Tatort, or “Crime Scene.” Ellenrieder is also currently included in Unscharf, a group exhibition featuring Gerhard Richter and Ugo Rondinone, on view until 22 May 2011 at the Hamburg Kunsthalle. Ellenrieder currently lives in Munich where he was born in 1959. Ellenrieder’s oeuvre explores image construction and representation. His focus lies in the process of image-making itself and the viewer’s perception of images. He studies the function of the images such as media as well as personal photographs that inundate our daily life. The crux of Ellenrieder’s work engages representation and simultaneous misrepresentation of reality. Stock photography is particularly important in his catastrophe paintings, w