Born in Luxembourg in 1966, Christian Aschman lives and works in Luxembourg and Brussels, Belgium.
Christian is a freelance photographer, who worked on countless photo shootings for fashion shows, portraits and commissioned photographs depicting cities, construction sites and various architecture.
For the hanging at the Reuter Bausch Gallery, Christian Aschman reconsiders his project on Tokyo made in 2014, the images of which were first published in “The Space in between“, an artist's book published in 2015 and edited by Théophile's Papers*.
Varying the way he exhibits his images – he sometimes sticks them on posters in public places in the streets of Paris or exhibits them deconstructed – he decided this time to show the full image. Nine years after their date of shooting, these photographs with simple forms constitute a body of images that can be randomly placed in space.In a conversation with Christian Aschman, the critic Stéphane Léger made the following statement: “When I look at your photographic production in the metropolises and capitals of the world over nearly twenty years, I cannot qualify it as architectural photography, even if the latter constitutes its substance or matter. I also have the feeling that these simple forms that you have been photographing for a long time cannot be exhausted, that in their simplicity they open up a multiplicity of gazes in a temporal continuum.”
In 2011, exhibition of a giant photograph depicting the kiosk at the KIOSK exhibition area, place de Bruxelles. In 2014, arts residency in Tokyo and release of the book “The space between” published by Théophile's Papers in 2015. He is also the author of many photo books, including “747-8” published for Cargolux and Boeing in 2011.
In 2009, he has also worked on a series of photographs on the architecture of the Mudam (Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean) – published in the book “Mudam, le bâtiment de Ieoh Ming Pei”, as well as two short films covering the museum's architecture and the works of Daniel Buren: “Architecture, Contre-Architecture: Transposition”, exhibited at the same venue.
Lately, Christian Aschmann was featured in solo and group exhibitions in Brussels, Luxembourg, Liège, Paris, Tokyo and Warsaw