Artwork

Oskar Schmidt
The American Series I-XII, 2011

Oskar Schmidt works in a very intensive way with compositions and atmospheres from icons of photographic history. In his elaborately staged arrangements, he reinterprets these icons. His photographic series The American Series is a response to the historical black-and-white photographs by photojournalist Walker Evans from the year 1936; they were created as a documentation of the social impact of the Depression in America’s southern states. Evans created portraits of the Boroughs family members posing in or in front of their wooden hut, directing their pose, attitude and arrangement and thereby creating an effective staging for the real and existing reality. Oskar Schmidt reconstructed the wooden hut of the Boroughs family in his studio, in order to create his still life images, which manage to evoke the presence of the absent figures. Spatial openings, darkness, light and shadows catch the eye and draw the gaze into the innermost part of the room. Although the chairs are empty and no one sets foot on the thresholds, Schmidt’s photographs are anything but unpopulated and defunct.

Related artworks



Conceptual Art 104 Artworks

Gail Hastings
Missing walls: Bureaucracy at work, 2007
Oil on plywood, pencil and watercolor on silk, partly framed
Luca Trevisani
Seven Boards of Skill , 2008
Aluminum, cork, photo foil, metal brace
Alicja Kwade
Bordsteinjuwelen (Brunnenstraße), 2008
Cut pebble

History 9 Artworks

Tacita Dean
The Russian Ending, 2001
Photogravure, 20 parts
Michael Wesely
Potsdamer Platz 27.3.1997-13.12.1998, 2000
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper on alu dibond

Photography 117 Artworks

David Goldblatt
Tourist Information Centre in Qwa Qwa, the putative state set up under apartheid for the Sotho people, 21.5.1990, 1990
Archival pigment ink digitally printed on cotton rag paper
Santiago Sierra
111 Konstruktionen mit 10 Elementen und 10 Arbeitern (Nr. 39, #42/04), 2004
b-w photographies, framed, Ed. 1/2 + 1 AP
Philippe Parreno
Speaking to the Penguins, 2007
Infrared photography, mounted on aluminum
close

Shopping cart

Versand und Abwicklung erfolgt über die Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. Für Fragen zu Bestellungen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an info@buecherbogen.com Handling and Shipping is done by theBücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. For questions regarding your order please contact info@buecherbogen.com directly.
checkout*
* Bestellungen aus der EU sind bei PayPal auch ohne Anmeldung möglich. Sie können dann auch bequem per Bankeinzug oder mit Ihrer Kreditkarte zahlen. Für diese Option klicken Sie bitte auf PayPal und wählen anschließend die Bezahlung "Mit Lastschrift oder Kreditkarte" aus. Buyers from within the EU can use PayPal even without having a PayPal account. Via Paypal you can also check out with direct debit or with your credit card. For this option please click on "Check out with PayPal" and make use of the "Payment by Direct Debit or Credit Card".