Josef Dapra is an Austrian photographer born in 1922. Starting from the idea that “The world is all that is going on” dear to Wittgenstein, he doubled reality as it is with his portraits of the women of his country. When knowledge is inscribed on the matrix of reality, the artist adds an extra bit of soul to it.
He gives each portrait a special emotion. Suggestion creates a particular affect in a poetry of the ineffable. The states of losses possess efficient power. A world unfolds here that is not perfect without a certain eroticism.
There is a quest for absolute freedom, a deep belief in the virtues of photography. Through what it gives rises the bark of appearance. Dapra’s inner feeling guided her gaze. He found with this artistic creation an aesthetic of the portrait capable of fully transmitting what he feels and what he believes in, where women are sometimes forced to follow tortuous paths.
Josef Dapra, Exposition du 100ème anniversaire
Until March 17, 2022
galerie edition bibliothek archiv
5020 Salzburg, Austria