Benjamin Vogel

Benjamin Vogel was born in 1971 in Dortmund. He studied art and mathematics. Since 2005 he primarily deals with the invention of (mountain) landscapes by conducting Cartography backwards : In order to fix his idea of a landscape, he draws utopic topographic maps from where he chooses a viewpoint. These supervisions are basis to create exact mathematical constructed views, which are later painted in oil on canvas in the way of the old masters. With this concept he can combine his interests of Landscape painting, mapping, cartography, geometry and geography with numerous contexts . The concept was exhibited many times internationally and awarded with two art prizes.