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Fabian Oefner

Hatch 03

Fabian Oefner

Hatch 03

With "Hatch", a series of 3 images, Fabian Oefner presents his interpretation of how cars might be ‘born’. Inspired by a picture of a hatching chick, Fabian decided to show a manufactured object being born just like a living organism.

This photograph shows a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962) – a detailed scale model – breaking out of its shell. 

Format 120x80cm / Limited Edition of 25 prints

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1‘900 CHF

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Description

Hatch 03

Fabian started by making a latex mould from the model car, which was then filled with a thin layer of gypsum to create the shell. Several dozens of these shells were made in order to complete the next step: smashing the shell onto the car to create the illusion of the vehicle breaking out. This step had to be repeated a great many times until the desired results were achieved.

To capture the very moment where the shell hit the model, Fabian connected a microphone to his camera, a Hasselblad H4D, and flashes, so that every time the shell hit the surface of the car, the impulse was picked up by the microphone which then triggered the flashes and the camera shutter.

Representing a car as a living, breathing organism that has been gestated is a neat twist on car conception; it could be said Hatch is to the automotive world what a stork is to delivering babies.

The Creator

Fabian Oefner

Now living and working in New York, Fabian Oefner was born in Switzerland in 1984. Coming from a family with an artistic background, he attended art school and gained a degree in product design.

Inspired by science, Oefner’s approach to art is highly methodical and at the same time playful for unexpected moments to happen. He creates carefully orchestrated works that are planned down to the last detail, as well as pieces that use a loose framework for art to happen. The artist creates fictional moments and spaces, that look and feel absolutely real, yet are fictional. In his art, he dissects the different components of reality to give us a better understanding of how we define reality.

Fabian demonstrated his ideas and artwork during a TED Talk, as part of the non-profit’s initiative devoted to ideas worth spreading. His reputation has been growing steadily for the past seven years.

Now living and working in New York, Fabian Oefner was born in Switzerland in 1984. Coming from a family with an artistic background, he attended art school and gained a degree in product design.

Inspired by science, Oefner’s approach to art is highly methodical and at the same time playful for unexpected moments to happen. He creates carefully orchestrated works that are planned down to the last detail, as well as pieces that use a loose framework for art to happen. The artist creates fictional moments and spaces, that look and feel absolutely real, yet are fictional. In his art, he dissects the different components of reality to give us a better understanding of how we define reality.

Fabian demonstrated his ideas and artwork during a TED Talk, as part of the non-profit’s initiative devoted to ideas worth spreading. His reputation has been growing steadily for the past seven years.

Specifications

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MATERIALS

Photo quality paper 300g
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DIMENSIONS

120x80cm
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EDITIONS

Limited Edition: 25 prints
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FRAME

Sent unframed in a protective shipping tube
Fabian Oefner

Hatch 03

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