Mader won the Foam Paul Huf Award for his series Ekaterina, depicting the search for a bride in a fictitious city in the Ukraine. The series is part of the exhibition, which consists of several projects that jointly form a narrative about a naive young man in search of happiness. Mader plays with the tension between reality and fiction. His work stands out for the humour and irony with which he addresses serious topics such as loneliness, love, exploitation and the female body. Beneath the seeming superficiality of his images, his work contains many layers that can be interpreted in various ways.
We printed and framed the exhibition in Foam
Romain Mader’s website