Artist Stefan Burger (b. 1977 in Germany) studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). In his work, he decisively engages with all conceivable facets of this multifaceted and socially relevant medium. These explorations of the medium of photography usually present themselves alluringly at first glance. They are irritatingly beautiful and bewitch the observer (synaesthetically speaking) with a “sweet cheesy fragrance” (Burger).
For the exhibition New North Zurich, Stefan Burger has taken his bicycle and camera on spiral-shaped and star-shaped excursions in the city’s outskirts. He looked around in places where there is currently intense construction activity and returned with a series of images that tell of the dream of a beautiful life in beautiful buildings and chic flats.