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Marcus Schaefer

1987
Germany

4 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Marcus Schaefer

Der Moment Davor Danach

2020

20 x -2cm

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Eye & Mirror

2020

26 x 35cm

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Dark shapes & forms

2021

18 x 25cm

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Face fragments

2022

80 x 88cm

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Marcus Schaefer (Germany, 1987) is a Paris-based multi-disciplinary artist and film director. His driving force is pressuring impulse to capture his current state of mind. In a world predominantly ruled by color images, Schaefer seeks avenues of escape and expression through the visual aesthetics of black and white photography. Exploring intimacy, sensitivity, and abstraction, his images challenge the false preconception that black and white photography is outdated and less expressive. The photographer puts the color black at the heart of his work, using it as a central component to his visual messaging. 

Black, as the absence of color and absorption of light, the signifier of evil, death, and fear, is newly interpreted in creative ways. Schaefer overturns the binary of black and white to create a sophisticated system of new meanings throughout the images - black acquires vulnerability and softness, becoming the site of a new entanglement of representation. The series of mostly black and white compositions feel vulnerable, otherworldly and create a vision of seductive allure. Schaefer is not interested in technical perfection; he is intrigued instead by spontaneity and imprecision. The element of mistake is fundamental in all his creative endeavors.”