Karl Bibler

BFA, Photography

Artist Statement

This series is a long-term project documenting my own interaction with urban architecture.  Distanced or completely separated from human scale, the physical connection with the setting is lost, allowing the work to represent my own frustrations and feelings of alienation.

Throughout the life of this project, those feelings have changed. My frustration with the dehumanizing issues of capitalism drove me to photograph what I viewed as “corporate” architecture, intent on showing the viewer the frustration and alienation that I felt so strongly. Over its lifespan however, this series became an introspective exploration as much as it is a representation of physical and societal structures. What I discovered was, that the more I photographed and articulated those feelings, the more questions I had, and the more I needed to find a way to hold onto my own humanity that felt so diminished.

Biography

Karl Bibler is a photographer born in Bartlett, Illinois and currently based in Geneva, Illinois. In 2018 He received an Associate of Arts from Elgin Community College. In 2021, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design and Media Arts with an emphasis in photography from Northern Illinois University. Bibler has been included in exhibitions such as the Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition in 2020. His work examines large-scale architecture and form.

Chicago, Illinois, No. 1, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 3, 2021
Archival Pigment Print, 30″x20″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 4, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 6, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 24″x36″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 7, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 30″x20″ 

Schaumberg, Illinois, No. 2, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 16″x24″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 8, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 24″x36″ 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, No. 3, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 34″x24″ 

Chicago, Illinois No. 2, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 24″x16″

Schaumberg, Illinois, No. 1, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 8.25″x5.5″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 5, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

DeKalb, Illinois, No. 1, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, No. 1, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, No. 2, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

DeKalb, Illinois, No. 2, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Karl Bibler

BFA, Photography

Artist Statement

This series is a long-term project documenting my own interaction with urban architecture.  Distanced or completely separated from human scale, the physical connection with the setting is lost, allowing the work to represent my own frustrations and feelings of alienation.

Throughout the life of this project, those feelings have changed. My frustration with the dehumanizing issues of capitalism drove me to photograph what I viewed as “corporate” architecture, intent on showing the viewer the frustration and alienation that I felt so strongly. Over its lifespan however, this series became an introspective exploration as much as it is a representation of physical and societal structures. What I discovered was, that the more I photographed and articulated those feelings, the more questions I had, and the more I needed to find a way to hold onto my own humanity that felt so diminished.

Biography

Karl Bibler is a photographer born in Bartlett, Illinois and currently based in Geneva, Illinois. In 2018 He received an Associate of Arts from Elgin Community College. In 2021, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design and Media Arts with an emphasis in photography from Northern Illinois University. Bibler has been included in exhibitions such as the Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition in 2020. His work examines large-scale architecture and form.

Chicago, Illinois, No. 1, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 3, 2021
Archival Pigment Print, 30″x20″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 4, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 6, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 24″x36″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 7, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 30″x20″ 

Schaumberg, Illinois, No. 2, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 16″x24″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 8, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 24″x36″ 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, No. 3, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 34″x24″ 

Chicago, Illinois No. 2, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 24″x16″

Schaumberg, Illinois, No. 1, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 8.25″x5.5″ 

Chicago, Illinois, No. 5, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

DeKalb, Illinois, No. 1, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, No. 1, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, No. 2, 2021
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

DeKalb, Illinois, No. 2, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print, 20″x30″ 

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