Erli Grünzweil’s work lays in the intersection of observational and staged photography. He is questioning the medium itself through bringing it to its boundaries— the boundaries of lens based photography and computer generated pictures, static and moving images, fact and fiction. The outcome are hybrids which seemingly show ordinary situations or random things, but through aesthetics, types of image production and content it goes deeper and addresses social, political and personal matters. By combining images in a new order and a new context, new substance can emerge. Through the surface more profound and inner content can be shown— the absent, the not pictured becomes the subject of these images, so the superficiality can be overcome.