Contessa Roberts



German-American visual artist and freelance art historian.

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German mother and an American father.

Studied art history, classical archaeology and ethnology in Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg and Freiburg im Breisgau. Parallel to working as a freelance cultural services provider creation of a photographic oeuvre with a focus on multilayered landscape portraits and conceptual black-and-white photography.

From 2012 she develops an increasingly abstract and structural photographic work. The transformation of what is depicted, achieved through the choice of unusual angles or details, is a key element of many works. In this process, an inner dialogue takes place between the artist and the subject. The starting point is dissected and reinterpreted or given a completely different identity.

The subjects range from architecture, landscapes, and natural phenomena to the everyday environment.

The interaction of titles and subjects is a crucial part of the overall composition, in which an intense discussion of literary, cinematic, or musical stimuli plays an essential role.

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