INGOLF TIMPNER – LICHTGESTALTEN

 

“Timpner’s images often include people, sometimes focusing on contemporaries in clearly staged settings. For the Bad Arolsen project in the Christian Daniel Rauch-Museum, Timpner has chosen to go in another direction; he is still looking at people, but this time on effigies of those who died a long time ago and are now little known by the general population. The collection contains a dozen portraits of busts, sculptured from plaster or marble, are traditionally photographed from the front in order to show their full dimensions and highlight their physical presence, depth of substance and inescapable volumes, but Timpner chooses to shed them of their weight and volume. He relieves his chosen sculptures of their earthly and physical parameters, their original or ideal destiny; he frees them from time and space, releasing the sensitive spirit which is also contained in the hard material of the bust. Timpner releases them from the rigid demands of ‘pure art’. From the two-century-old and supposedly sacrosanct pieces of artwork, he creates unexpectedly accessible people. By leaving undefined the space in which the busts are standing, even allowing the edges of the pictures to fade out softly according to the historical photographic technique of the 19th century, he lends the once sculpturally portrayed people a wholly unusual air of floating lightness.”

Bernhard Maaz - Ingolf Timpner  Überwürfe, Entwürfe


Editor Museum Bad Arolsen, Birgit Kümmel, 2015

ISBN 978-3-930930-33-1

INGOLF TIMPNER – UNZEITGEMÄSSE BETRACHTUNGEN

 

„The fact that someone calls out aura and addresses it outside the realm of painting is therefore surprising. Timpner seeks a closeness to painting. His photographic works bring untimely observations to light that make the eyes bright.”

Heinrich Heil – Eyebright


ISBN 3-930930-16-1 Museum Bad Arolsen, 2004

INGOLF TIMPNER - DE PROFUNDIS

 

„All of Timpner’s work shows that photography is capable of taking on tasks that have been the prerogative of painting; of satisfying and even of outdoing them.”

Reinhold Mißelbeck – Ingolf Timpner  Life most Still

 

Editors Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf und Elke Dröscher Kunstraum Falkenstein, Hamburg, 1998

ISBN 3-930898-03-9

 

BEGEGNUNG KONFRONTATION


Museum Ratingen


Editors Alexandra König, Hans Körner, 2013

ISBN 978-3-944146-19-5

BLÜTENZAUBER. Fotografie und Installationen


Museum Bad Arolsen, 2013


ISBN 978-3-930930-31-5

COLLABORATIONS – IRENE ANDESSNER + INGOLF TIMPNER


Text: Klaus Honnef

Editor Kunsthaus Brunnhofer Galerie, Linz/Austria, 2013

STILLLEBEN. Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stilllebenfotografie


Editors Museum Ratingen, Ratingen und Siegerlandmuseum im Oberen Schloss, Siegen, 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-694-3

DEEP LIGHT


Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld


Editor Daniel Spanke, 2006

ISBN 3-86678-028-1

YET UNTITLED – Collection Bernd F. Künne


Hatje Cantz, Editors Susanne Pfleger, Thomas Seelig, 2003

ISBN 3-7757-1306-9

WIE EIN FISCH IM WASSER

 

Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e. V., Bodenburg

Editor Hans-Werner Kalkmann et. al., 2003

ISBN 3-922805-81-7

E.ON ART COLLECTION


Editor E.ON AG, Düsseldorf, 2003

REALITY-CHECK – 2.TRIENNALE DER PHOTOGRAPHIE HAMBURG

 

Editor Triennale der Photographie Hamburg GmbH, 2002

ISBN 3-7672-1406-7

ER FLIEGT UND FLIEGT


Editors Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e. V., Bodenburg, Hans-Werner Kalkmann et. al., 2001

EL NINO

 

Editor Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Möchengladbach, 1998

ISBN 3-924039-42-9

LES GAUFRETTES AMUSANTES


Editor Éditions Chambre à Part, Strasbourg, 1998

ISBN 2-9506121-8-0

DÉCOUVERTES 92 – PARIS GRAND PALAIS


Exhibition catalogue, 1992

GÉOGRAPHIES HUMAINES

 

Editor Musée de la Photographie/Charleroi, 1989

ISBN 2-87183-004-5