On the occasion of his show with Helga de Alvear, Adrian Sauer is presenting his most recent work entitled “Klavier, Roma, 14.11.2016”. The work is made of 88 keys of a piano and 88 images. One key – either white or black – is at the center of each of the pictures. The distance between the camera and the keyboard has been set so that the keys appear in their actual size in the finished photos. But within the strict vertical composition, the lens captures not just the one key, but also its surroundings, such that across the series, the number of keys is unexpectedly multiplied.
Adrian Sauer was born in Berlin in 1976. He studied fine art/photography in Leipzig (HGB/Academy of Visual Arts).