The process of arriving at a final image is in itself a journey through time and space. First, Osterburg constructs a tiny model from memory. Often no more than an inch across, the models are fashioned of readily available materials—vegetables, toothpicks, electronic debris—often rescued from dumpsters and piles of refuse on city streets. These are placed within an environment also of found materials. Photographed through a magnifying glass or macro lens, the scene then appears life-size. The soft focus, infinite range of velvet blacks and rich grays, the scratches and traces from the printmaking process, and the use of rough, unfinished models all work together to suspend the final image somewhere between the real and the imaginary.

Besides working as an artist, he is also in high demand as teacher and masterprinter in photogravure and intaglio.

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'Zeppelins in Grand Central' was commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit.
You can see the MTA artcard throughout 2013 in the NYC Subway.

"Plus 1"(Group show) at Planthouse 107 W 28th Street is on view though July 3rd, Mon- Sat 12 - 6

Thursday August 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Bogliasco Foundation co-presents 'A Bookmobile for Dreamers'
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Target Free Thursday

July 18-31, 2013
Lothar Osterburg and Elizabeth Brown are in residence at Cill Rialaig, an arts center near Ballinskelligs in southwest Kerry, Ireland.

Read the Guggenheim Foundation's interview:
http://www.gf.org/news-events/Newsletter-February-2013/

"On Time - Grand Central at 100" featuring my model and photogravure will be on display in the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal from March 6 - July 7, 2013.

2013 Lothar will teach photogravure workshops at Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC and the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY.

Find a great replacement for the discontinued Autotype Gelatin Pigment Paper at Cape Fear Press. Phoenix Gravure Tissue works similar to the Autotype while avoiding the problems of Bostick and Sullivans Tissue.

Old News: In 2010 Lothar Osterburg was awarded a Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, received one of 5 "Academy Awards in Art" by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as part of their Annual Invitational Exhibit in Visual Art and was awarded a research grant for " Learning the carbon printing process for the purpose of the making of gelatin pigment paper for photogravure" from Bard College. He received a 2009 NYFA Grant for Printmaking, He was from Mid Dec 2008 through mid May 2009 on a residency in Japan. Watch his Japan Video "Impressions from a Stroll through Japan" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch. In January 2009 he received a grant from the AEV Foundation. If you missed his 2009 solo show at Lesley Heller Galleryyou can visit it virtually HERE. It was reviewed by BOMB at http://bombsite.com.

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CURRENT:

"Plus 1"(Group show) at Planthouse 107 W 28th Street is on view though July 3rd, Mon- Sat 12 - 6

"On Time - Grand Central at 100" at the New York Transit Museum Annex at Grand Central Terminal is on view from March 6th through July 7th.

Thursday August 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Bogliasco Foundation co-presents 'A Bookmobile for Dreamers'
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Target Free Thursday

 



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May 24 2012
European Premiere of A Bookmobile for Dreamers at Buch und Kunst in Braunschweig, Germany.

June 20 2012
A Bookmobile for Dreamers, for theremin, recorded sound and video. Music and theremin: Elizabeth Brown Video: Lothar Osterburg. A Meet the Composer Commission.
Lesley Heller Workspace NYC http://www.lesleyheller.com/ - View the Trailer here.

April 29th Electronic Music Foundation presented "A Bookmobile for Dreamers", a multimedia chamber opera for theremin, recorded sound and video, comissioned by Meet the Composer. Music and theremin: Elizabeth Brown Video: Lothar Osterburg.
Greenwich House Music School

- "New Images from Library Dreams and Testerday's City of Tomorrow"Lens" a Solo show at Lesley Heller Workspace ran from Feb 1st through March 4th.

"Beyond the Lens" a Group show with Lothar Osterburg, Marco Breuer and Johanna Arnold at Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA ran from January 15th 2012 through March 31st.

Lothar Osterburg was included in various shows in 2011:
- "Fractured Earth"
, a group show at Lesley Heller Workspace was on view from Jan 12 through Feb 20th 2011
- "Imaginäre Realitäten" at Moeller Fine Art Berlin was on view from Feb 18th through March 19 2011, his first show in his native Germany since he left in 1987. It was reviewed by the Berliner Morgenpost and Sugarhigh.

Lothar Osterburg was included in various shows in 2010:
-In December his work was feature at The Center for Photoraphty in Woodstock (NY) and the Rockland Center for the Arts in Nyack, NY, througfh Dec 19th.
- The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited
: Saturdays and Sundays, June 5 - June 27, Housed in Historic Nolan Park on Governor's Island, NYC. . Presented by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Parsons The New School For Design.
Lothar Osterburg was included in the "Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards" at The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, May 20th - June 13th 2010 : www.artsandletters.org/exhibitions
- Architecture of Memory, Solo Show at ICPNA in Lima, Peru March 10th - April 18th 2010.
-The Studio of Electronic Music, Inc. presented Rural Electrification, Brown's chamber opera for soprano (Lisa Karrer), theremin (Brown), and recorded sound, with video by Lothar Osterburg. at the The Art League of New Britain, CT.
- The Invitational Exhibit of Visual Art at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, March-April 2010

Lothar Osterburg was included in three group shows in the fall of 2009:
- "Economy of Scale" at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washingtion DC, Nov 7 2009 - Jan 17 2010: www.hemphillfinearts.com
- He showed at Central Booking in Brooklyn, NY; Nov 19 - Jan 17 2009: www.CentralBookingNYC.com
- His work was included in "A Measure of Humanity"; Sept 12 - Nov 21 2009 in the Grand Galleries, in the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA. www.atthegrand.org

If you missed Lothar Osterburg's 2009 show at Lesley Heller Gallery you can visit it virtually HERE. It was reviewed by BOMB at http://bombsite.com

"In Search of the Miraculous" was on view from July 4th through August 31st 2009 at:
Ochi Fine Art in Ketchum, ID. www.ochigallery.com

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The work of Lothar Osterburg was featured in the April 2012 Casa Vogue issue of Italian Vogue.

The Korean Magazine "Photo Monthly" featured work of Lothar Osterburg in their "Cover Story" in their Movember 20122 issue.

Lothar's "Imaginäre Realitäten" was reviewed by the Berliner Morgenpost and Sugarhigh.

Lothar's Fall 2009 show at Lesley Heller Gallery was reviewed by BOMB at http://bombsite.com

Lothar on ABC online News: http://abcnews.go.com/

Henry Alford interviewed Lothar and Elizabeth on MacDowell. Listen and see slide show at: NPR Studio 360 originally aired Dec 14th 2007.

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Please e-mail me if you are interested or to learn about future workshops before they are posted. They usually fill up before they are made public. Go to Workshops for more info on upcoming workshops.

RENTAL PRINTSHOP
Is now closed and disassembled. Thank you for your patronage!

Find a great replacement for the discontinued Autotype Gelatin Pigment Paper at Cape Fear Press. Phoenix Gravure Tissue works similar to the Autotype while avoiding the problems of Bostick and Sullivans Tissue.

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piranesiDVDPiranesi Project DVD Preview 1 Preview 2
(2010) Inspired by Piranesi, Lothar Osterburg's re-imagined "Imaginary Prisions" come to life in this stop motion animation in 2 versions with music by Elizabeth Brown, performed by Momenta Quartett and Elizabeth Brown on Theremin.

Now with "Piranesi" versions 1 and 2!
Each of the 2 versions is 15:00 min; now available for $25.-


Watermusic DVD Preview
(2005) by Lothar Osterburg is a digital video on DVD. Set to music by Elizabeth Brown "Beatitudes" of 2003. The six act-video was shot in 2004 at Isle Royale National Park and in 2005 on the coast of Maine.
DVD runs 15:30 min; now available for $25.-
Watermusic also exists in a deluxe portfolio comprising seven photogravures in an edition of 8. Price upon request.

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