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EEW Art

EEW Art

With a focus on sustainability, EEW 2020 has launched an art programme that annually offers photographers the opportunity to explore a freely chosen aspect of the company. With the commissioned work, EEW supports artists in creating a new series of work, which is subsequently included in the sustainability report and permanently exhibited at the corporate headquarters as part of the company collection. The programme is accompanied by a publication. 

With such a commissioned work, we support artists in the creation of a new series of works. We see art and culture as an important part of our lives. Art can capture the present, look to the future, promote creativity and dialogue and create identity. This is one of the reasons why we want to assume social responsibility with this programme. 
 

Artists

Jessica Backhaus

2021/22

After Friederike von Rauch, photographer Jessica Backhaus took a photographic look at our group of companies. From December 2021 to January 2022, Backhaus took photographs at our plant locations in Stapelfeld and Premnitz. The result is a series of colour-intensive, detail-focused works, of which we have purchased a total of eight and are exhibiting them at the company headquarters.

In her search for new means of expression, Jessica Backhaus varies in her photographic work between documentation and abstraction. The artist deals with everyday objects and situations, which she documents and sometimes stages in colourful photographs. With great precision and sensitivity, Backhaus perceives the world around her and approaches it in an immediate way: Light and colour as well as their painterly realisation are the artist's most important means. Visual reflections and fragments leave the motifs somewhere between reality and abstraction. Recently, her free play with materials has also given rise to staged still lifes, collages and minimalist experiments with colour and light.

Jessica Backhaus (*1970, Cuxhaven) studied photography and visual communication in Paris and worked in New York between 1995 and 2009. Since 2009, the artist has been living in Berlin. Her work has been shown internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. The Kunsthalle in Erfurt dedicated a large solo museum exhibition to Jessica Backhaus in 2013. Her works are represented in numerous public and private collections.

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Friederike von Rauch

2020/21

As the first artist in the "EEW Art" series, Friederike von Rauch dealt with our corporate activity. Fascinated by the size and monumentality of the waste and slag bunker, the Berlin-based photographer approached TRV Buschhaus near Helmstedt. Eight works were created in this series, which are currently on display at the company's headquarters in Helmstedt and Berlin.

Whether in museums, castles, monasteries or industrial buildings: Photographer Friederike von Rauch traces the essence of spaces. Calm, often minimalistically reduced photographs reveal unusual views of special places.  Light, fog, smoke and water deny the viewer an immediate glimpse of the architecture and the atmosphere of the moment. Industrial architecture becomes contemplative spaces of light and shadow. The result is images of timeless spaces that seem sublime, like a theatrically lit stage.

Friederike von Rauch (*1967, Freiburg) trained as a silversmith before studying design at the University of the Arts in Berlin. After working as a location scout for international film productions, she began working exclusively as an artist in the early 2000s. Since then, her photographs have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad and are in private and public collections. Friederike von Rauch lives and works in Berlin.

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