Benjamin Füglister Photography Born in 1978 in Zürich, Switzerland. Lives in Berlin, Germany.
Project DescriptionLegs is a series produced 2009 in Fukuoka on Kyushu island in Japan, which found its form in an artist book.
"A fascination with slender female legs in high-heeled shoes unites perhaps millions of men. Images of this kind show up most often in fashion photography, as a vehicle for displaying stockings, shoes and the style associated with them - consistently, for example, in classic works by Guy Bourdin or Helmut Newton, whose subtle treatment of the fetish aspect of women's shoes is well known. But the subject matter is so timeless and untethered to genre that it is also present in contemporary photo art, as evident in the work of Benjamin Füglister. Surprising is his chosen perspective: Füglister sets his camera on the ground, cutting off the model's image at the hip or navel. The void of the foreground - usually the unadorned floor of the environment - is sometimes over-emphasized, while the protagonists, lacking head or torso, are simultaneously depersonalized." - Matthias Harder, curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
Exhibitions (Excerpt)2010, LEGS, pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2009, LUMINOUS.RADIANT, IAF Shop, Fukuoka, Japan
2009, piclet.org / PopUp / #1 / Berlin / Seduction, Berlin, Germany
2008, Remember at the Oarhouse gallery, Manila, Philippines*
2008, Penetration 1 at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2008, Marina at Galerie Waschhaus, Berlin, Germany
2007, Body/Mind at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2007, Remember at 2. Foto Festival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Germany
2006, Pick-up/Hide Away at Galerie Automatique, Art Basel, Switzerland
2005, Marina at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
* Exhibition was cancelled by the gallery due to the fact that REMEMBER was to provocative to the audience.