The pandemic, the lockdowns, social distance for months at a time - have shaped coexistence in recent years. In this unusual period, Gerhard Maurer has created a multi-layered document of quiet and aesthetically condensed photographs. What are we waiting for is a book about loneliness and the loss of certainties in urban and rural spaces.
It is his very personal world into which the photographer invites us to reflect on a phenomenon that has gripped society as a whole. This is a grand and generous gesture that can only be offered by someone who is so emotionally close to us that a deep understanding touches the individual human soul; the place where the silence of solitude and the fragility of one's existence originate.
Gerhard Maurer, *1967 in Klagenfurt, Austria. Lives and works there.