In his exhibition ‘bichrom’, photographer Patrick Essex shows pictures by NICA artists

Leif Berger, Theresia Philipp in bichrom © Patrick Essex
17.05.2024 |

Stadtgarten Köln and NICA artist development present Patrick Essex’s “bichrom” - New exhibition and new lighting concept in the concert foyer and restaurant

Photographer Patrick Essex has created the “bichrom” series especially for the Stadtgarten Köln, which presents musicians in shadowy two-colour images.

The seven musicians depicted are former and current participants of NICA artist development. Using light, transparencies and various glass filters, Essex created a visual framework in his photo studio, which Leif Berger, Elisabeth Coudoux, Marlies Debacker, Fabian Dudek, Pablo Gīw, Theresia Philipp and Rebekka Salomea Ziegler freely interpreted with or without instruments in motion.

Patrick Essex’s flair for light and colour has produced a series of photographs that accentuate the artistic individuality of those depicted and arouse curiosity about music through the dynamism of the images. Stylist Sabine Berlipp is responsible for the musicians’ strikingly vibrant outfits.

The exhibition opening will take place on 27th May 2024 from 6:30pm.

Afterwards, we look forward to a NICA live concert by singer-songwriter and producer RAY LOZANO and interdisciplinary musician douniah at JAKI.