Queensland photographer Joachim Froese’s technical expertise of the varied mechanics of photography inform a conceptual approach to the medium, often dealing with the role of photography in shaping the known world. The exhibition features several key series that raise environmental concerns, amongst them ‘Entangled’, his recent series of salt prints that depict close-ups of seedlings he grows in his garden, and a new photographic installation that re-interprets panorama visions taken by NASA’s Mars rovers.
Raised in Germany and based in Brisbane and Berlin, Joachim Froese has been a practicing artist and educator for over three decades. He holds a PhD from RMIT University, Melbourne, and has lectured in photography at the Queensland College of Art and other tertiary institutions in Australia and Germany. His works are held by the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, and several regional Queensland galleries.
Joachim Froese (b. 1963) Cucurbita pepo 2021, from the series ‘Entangled,’ salt print, 20 x 25 cm. Courtesy the artist.