FIONA STRUENGMANN's (b.1986, Germany) primary interest lies within the shifting boundaries within the photographic medium.
The artist is also concerned with exploring the parallel between photography and drawing. Using experimental techniques, her practice has evolved to challenge the engagement with surface, light, negative and positive and the trace; the sense of an invisible ‘apparatus’ (the camera, pen or needle).
Struengmann recently premièred a new series of archival works titled Just Like You, But Different (2017). The found-images are re-contextualised into different speculative personal histories composed of fragmented recollections. By either erasing or partially drawing on the image with a needle and oil paint, the artist augments the subjective nature of our documented memories. Individual details and certain motifs become the central focus of the works, emanating a more fragile and granular narrative from the past.
Struengmann completed a BFA in photography and design at Parsons School of Design in New York, where she subsequently spent five years working as a designer and creative director in various of fields including fashion and film, before returning to Munich to set up a creative studio. The artist has exhibited at UNSEEN Fair 2016 Amsterdam, PhotoLondon 2015, a group show in Kunstverien Munich (2015) and CameraWorks, Berlin (2015) as well as Daniel Cooney Fine Arts Gallery, New York (2009); Espace Commines, Paris (2008); Slideluck Potshow, Berlin (2010); Gallery Bar, New York (2010) and Calumet Gallery, New York (2009).