Sarah Johanna Eick was born in 1974 near MÃ¼nster.
She began photographing during her studies in Art History, Philosophy and Applied Cultural Sciences at the WWU in MÃ¼nster.
Her interest in photography was inspired by painting and techniques of mixing photography and painting. This interest led to photography studies under Hans Eick.
She has been active as a freelance photographer in Berlin since 2001.
Independent photo projects and exhibits in Berlinâs âArt creates free spaceâ have led to travels throughout India, Japan, Vietnam and several trips to the U.S.A.
This, in turn, created an opportunity for the book and exhibition project âwest coastâ.
She currently lives in Berlin and specializes in photographing people/photographic essays and landscapes.
Since 2019 founder of the women's network "Die Crew Berlin".
2022 her book â100 Places in Berlinâ is published.
About the book and the pictures: During the lockdown, Sarah Eick walked through deserted Berlin with her camera and photographed corners, houses and places that appeared very differently during this time. Back in the studio, she separated the buildings digitally bringing them into sharper focus. The pictures show architecture without people - and also a hundred accustomed to seeing and unusual places in Berlin. "100 places in Berlin" is both a book and a collection of postcards. Every building in Berlin becomes a postcard - a timeless medium for reconnecting with people. The foreword was written by the Berlin writer, publicist and art historian Tanja DÃ¼ckers: "Sarah Eick succeeds in the great feat that also demands admiration from native Berliners like me, who have seen many photographs of their hometown: Photos undoubtedly reflect Berlin motifs, but at the same time they are works of a great, translocal, abstract-poetic quality.
(...) Sarah Eick's buildings and cityscapes of Berlin appear strangely without context, almost like UFOs. Without any form of historicizing or nostalgic pathos, Eick gives them great dignity. Even a takeaway looks sublime on her.â Tanja DÃ¼ckers spoke about "100 places in Berlin" in the culture magazine "Conclusion" on Deutschlandfunk Kultur:
"I consider that she (Sarah Eick) has created something contemporary with it, because she draws our attention to certain firewalls, to specific building in relation to each other, windows and doors bricked up. In her powerful individual style that is very often photographed in Berlin : very emotional, manipulative, the crazy, cool, multicultural city; one is very often directed. It simply lets the wall, the structure, the wall, the roof speak for themselves - without judging it. Her interpretation is much stronger than the intention behind the photo. (..) I would rather speak of hyperreality than illusion." Buildings like UFOs: "100 Places in Berlin" by Sarah Eick | deutschlandfunkkultur.de
Christiane BÃ¼rklein wrote in the Italian architecture magazine "Floornature": "Her secret, in fact, lies in the choice of perspectives and details of what is being portrayed, as well as in a careful post-production process, in particular when it comes to colours. But the most distinguishing element that creates a clear visual break - compared to the photographs of Berlin we are used to seeing - is that the places portrayed are always without people. In this regard, it should be emphasized that unlike many photographic studies born during the Covid-19 pandemic, in this case the lack of people has been exploited in a different and creative sense, as it has allowed Sarah Eick to emphasize the architectural beauty of the subjects captured.â
Exhibitions ( 2001-2023 )
2001 âAbflugâ, Berlin, (photoproject and performance)
2001 âAlltagsneurosenâ, Berlin (photo- and filmproject)
2002 âKunstraumâ, Hamburg (photo and painting)
2003 âLost Paradiseâ, Essen (photography)
2004 âwest-costâ, MÃ¼nster (extracts of the bookproject)
2006 âLand Kunst Raumâ, MÃ¼nster (photography)
2008 âdrive passâ, Hamburg (photography)
2009 âdrive inâ, Galerie KÃ¶nig, MÃ¼nster (photography)
2010 Phone Art Gozooma Hamburg (photography)
2011 âhear the viocesâ,Galerie R31, Berlin (photography)
2012 âVOICEHEARERSâ, The Red Arrow Gallery, Joshua Tree, USA
2013 âSynÃ¤sthesienâ, Rostock
2013 âMobile Art Europeâ, Museum fÃ¼r Kommunikation, Berlin
2014 âLost in Translationâ, LUMAS, Hamburg
2014 âHÃR AUFâ, Ãrztekammer Westfalen- Lippe, MÃ¼nster
2016 "Other Desert Cities", Berlin
2017 "Das Wesen der Dinge", Atelier, Berlin
2022 Buch " 100 places in Berlin", Seltmann Publishers
2023 â100 Places in Berlinâ, Pop-up Galerie im MOA, ARTRELATIONS, Berlin
2023 Gruppenausstellung, Gallery Good, Berlin
2023 "u n p e o p l e d", im & Co, Berlin
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