Focusing on portraiture, Heinz Peter Knes (b. Germany, 1969) began his photographic career in the late 90s with images that clearly, and in retrospective, project a particular interest in personal narratives and the biographic. The images that Knes himself selected for this exhibition exist as a consequence of different roles and fields in which he has made incursions throughout different periods of his professional life.
For his exhibition at Museo Tamayo, Intimation allover, the artist casts aside categories or genre conventions in photography—landscape, portraiture, still life, documentation on travels—so as to privilege, instead, ways of understanding the complexity of constructed compositions within a vast production, by means of subtle decisions in relation to distribution, hanging and display itself. Parallel to this, Knes has continuously reexamined photographic production techniques, achieving in such way a larger conversation with the historic tradition of this medium.
The photographs in this exhibition are shared in their elemental form: decontextualized from a larger narrative that exceeds them, which allows for them to accumulate sense and strength in themselves, just as in the interrelation they play with and against the classic conventions of presentation and sequence.