Born in 1965 in Hamburg and having initially studied architecture, Hartmut Kaiser centers his artistic practice on photography and image processing in both Zurich and Hamburg.
Exploring an unknown city on foot allows one to see places and things that one normally fails to notice; this premise inspired Kaiser to capture deceptively insignificant perspectives of the city of Zurich.
Kaiser's works exhibited at Kunstwarenhaus are related exclusively to Zurich. Hidden corners of the city which are often overlooked are the focus of these photographs and light fixtures. Tags on walls of houses, graphics on pedalos, and reflections in shop windows are removed from their relative background position of insignificance and place in the forefront, like an inventory of daily life in Zurich, which is constantly changing and expanding. Works presented include city views printed on small magnetic squares ( 13.5 x 13.5 cm), as well as larger images on aluminum ( 30 x 30 cm) and cube lights, painted in black or white ( 17.5 x 17.5 x 17.5 cm, LED - powered).