Whereas works from the series ‘Tableaus’ and ‘Skizzen’ (sketches) had already existing photographs as initial point, the recent works are based on scanned fabrics. In the subsequent digital editing compositions of forms and structures evolve reminding us of painting rather than photography.
The reference to painting is already implied in the title of the new works - deliberately they are named ‘Paintings’. Jörg Sasse had therefore collected fabrics from diverse archives. Each design is edited on computer and compounded to new configurations. His approach in its method is similar to the collage. The overlaps in the final works stay often perceptible.
Being a device working with light, the scanner is attributed to the primer input tools of the photography. In the process of editing Jörg Sasse uses techniques of collage and painting. In the end the structures of the diverse creations of the particular fabrics become not only visible, but they also determine the great tactile attraction of the new works. The images are printed with pigmented ink on paper made of 100% cotton. The surface is matt and open.
Questions concerning the conditions and origins of an photographic image already raised by Jörg Sasse in his series ‘Tableaus’ and ‘Skizzen’ are pursued consequently in his recent works: Which criteria define a photography and which categories specify a painting? Which are the essential components to define photography in comparison to other media? And how relevant or negotiable is this borderline between the media in the context of contemporary art production?
Jörg Sasse (*1962) is one of the most renowned artists working in the medium photography. His works are part of outstanding institutional and corporate art collections worldwide such as Guggenheim Museum, New York, Banco Espirito Santo Photography Collection, Lissabon, MUMOK, Vienna, Kunsthalle Zürich, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Städel Museum, Frankfurt. Jorg Sasse has internationally shown his works in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
From July 10th on the recent series will be also on view at the exhibition ‘Serendipity - Vom Glück des Findens’ at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld and will be published in the accompanying catalogue.
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