Ich wohne und arbeite in Madrid(Spain) // Wiesbaden(Germany)
Born in Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany, Markus Schroll studied photography and graphic design in the German city of Wiesbaden. He has done collaborations with German photographers (Kleeberg & Rink, Roger Richter etc). Since 2003 he permanently resides in Madrid (Spain) where he has participated in group exhibitions as PHOCA ‘03 in Valdepeñas; Obra Abierta in Plasencia; El Brocense in Caceres; Artenavas in Navas del Marqués (Ávila) and Valencia ART 09 among others. The first solo exhibition in 2008 “Kinetic Moments” was in Galerie Jose Robles in Madrid. Following 2010 “There was once a forest ...” and in 2012 “Anatomy of the Forest” in CEART (Centro de Arte Tomas y Valiente) also in Madrid. The works where selceted and honored in Awards like MIFA Moskau, Nexofoto Madrid, Upcycling Madrid, Desde Aquí Bienal Bucaramanga Colombia, Zvei Images Hannover Germany, Askatasunarte Gurs France, Descubrimientos PHE15, etc
LOOKING FOR A NATURE BEYOUND OUR ARTIFICIAL WORLD ... In my latest projects, I am working on a dual understanding of the natural and the artificial world. Roads, woods, pieces of grass, tree trunks appear metaphorically in their photographic compositions as the last ghost of the real world. The resulting images are photographic montages but scenarios created by the artist himself. The series are conceptually situated between land art and a kind of performance. Which shows for example in the serie “Anatomy of the forest” a forest as timber, as a mythical forest, a firewood or as ufo landing pad. Staged in a steril studio inbetween bare concret walls, awaken astonishment or scare, but last not least some kind of humor and seriousness. In the photographs works presented, I´am trying to capture the spirit of a perfect past. Something like a forgotten spirituality of magical beings that maybe exist in a perfect nature or in a perfect moment. Something what is sleeping in our artificial world. But this naturespirit can be awake ... ... The photographs work together in a series, but also can stand alone narrate their story of magic and life in between the installation. The complete work - Anathomy of the Forest - consits of three parts: photographs printed on metacrilate, an installation of trees and an experimental video.