Christian Weber

Christian Weber is an artist consistently recognized for challenging a conventional interpretation of beauty. Creating assured visuals, his work demonstrates an elegance both profound and precise, reflecting the verve and spirit of contemporary life. Weber was born in Ohio, moved to Florida as a child, and began taking photographs at the age of fourteen before relocating to New York. A purist in spirit, Weber uses a variety of enabling technologies to assist in creating his work.

Weber’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and locally in the US, most recently within a monographic exhibition of works made since the year 2000 at the Southeast Museum of Photography. His work was also featured in New York’s 2012 Brucennial in collaboration with the prominent art collective the Bruce High Quality Foundation. Last year one of his fashion films for Bottega Venetta was included at the School of Visual Arts’ sponsored “New York Fashion Film Festival”.

Weber has had work commissioned by numerous prominent publications including The New York Times, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, Life Magazine, and Newsweek. His film and video projects include work for major brands such as Bottega Veneta, and IBM while other recent endeavors include the artist’s video installation “A Man on Fire” shown at the Musee D’art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. His first monograph “Blackline” and the recently published “Selected Works, Volume 1″ precede a third monographic book of new photography scheduled for release in Spring 2014.

Weber’s subject matter is vast but his tone and visual perception remains singularly intent. Portraiture, still lifes, landscapes, and hyper-real documentary images are woven together to dramatize his open interpretation of “the subject”. Whether profound or obscure Weber’s work often presents a kind of emphatic isolation that dramatizes unique details that come to light under the artist’s seemingly objective interpretations.