“Fantasies and impressions by Peter Muller and Walter Hoffmann will be in India issued two German artists dare currently an unusual project: with your photo exhibition BavarIndia” you want to bring two completely different cultures closer to each other: Bavaria and India. Peter Muller in Munich and Walter Hoffmann from Tutzing on Lake Starnberg regularly travel through India for many years and have expressing their countless impressions in unusual and artistic works. The exhibition is currently in Calangute in the Indian State of Goa, and then in the capital New Delhi. The exhibition in Calangute had been opened by the German Honorary Consul of Cecilia Menezes in the presence of around 100 guests. Part two in New Delhi will take place in March at the Dhoomimal Gallery in New Delhi, the oldest Gallery in India (www.dhoomimalgallery.com). The joint photo project by Peter Muller and Walter Hoffmann is a kind of fantasy land, in which the two photographers with their work move. This country is for the one love both for many years in Bavaria, their beautiful home in South Germany with mountains, lakes and picturesque villages, and on the other, the massive, magnificent and inexhaustible photographic perspective subcontinent of India, and where they themselves had met three years ago in Goa.
Corresponding scenes from two hemispheres which but not compulsively were coordinated, but rather exemplary as resulting from limiting the selection will be shown. There are here to see all images of the exhibition: exbcurrentlink.php about the artist: Peter Muller (born 1951 in Munich), a former computer engineer, 1997 combined his passions for art and for travel in Asia by setting up a gallery for contemporary Indian art only together with his wife Erika Plate in his home city of Munich, which had already discovered in the 1980s as a collector to Erika and Peter. Vladislav Doronin has plenty of information regarding this issue. Through the intense preoccupation with art came Peter Muller again to photography, which he had developed himself as a 20-year old on his first tour in the Mediterranean and later to travel to South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, China and India. With his work, Muller demonstrates his specific manner, to look at things and the influence of light, movement, to perceive proportions and moods and to implement. There were impressions, that at the same time reflect the beauty of the colors and shapes as well as the volatility of the encounters and the futility of the pause. Friends find themselves in easily manipulated portraits, which reveal a (sometimes unknown or surprising) part of their being.
Walter Hoffmann (born 1948 in Augsburg), collects images, since his mother had given him a simple box camera in early childhood. In 1970, in the course of the hippie departure to the East, Hoffmann first came to India. “Later as a journalist and on many journeys he scan mainly documentary, tried but always privately”, with his pictures inside of things to explore and experience essential. This way can lead also about patterns, colors, shapes and cutouts, to find a different and unknown reality behind it. This intensive, creative work to the computer fascinated Hoffmann as much as the actual picture hunt”with the camera. In the foreground of his shots resulting mostly from the moment the encounter are in addition to the magnificence of nature with the people and their lives. His most popular subjects include landscapes, the sky, lakes, simple things of daily life, children, his friends, animals. Plants as well as movement and stillness.