Edgar Leciejewski

b. 1977, Germany


Edgar Leciejewski
Edgar Leciejewski, Sieben Eier # 01-07, 2007, installation view, Pete and Repeat, 2009 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Thierry Bal



Edgar Leciejewski's digital scans of hens’ eggs offer a contemporary take on the tradition of still life and nature studies. The images are taken with a flatbed scanner, rather than with a camera, and their creation avoids any lens based processes. The works embody a more direct relationship between the object represented and the support on which the image lies — and places them closer to prints or photograms than to photographs. It also allows for the transferral of a great amount of detail, creating a delicate texture and luminosity that emphasise the eggs’ natural beauty.