Visual artist Ali Sahba lives and works in Hamburg, Germany, where he studies motion design at the BTK – University of Art and Design. Inspired by the opening of the Elbphilharmonie auditorium by Herzog & de Meuron, he started photographing his city’s buildings to highlight their essential style in a new and original way.
Thus, he created “Hamburg Minimal”: a perfect mix of pop art and minimalism, where colors are processed and the sky turns aquamarine or pink, while skyscrapers become acid green or burgundy vessels from outer space. Sahba aims to create a sense of alienation with his images, pushing viewers to wonder if they are looking at paintings or photographs. He transforms basically simple and minimalistic subjects into an explosion of color that is pure joy for the eyes.