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Face fragments

2022

Titled

Size

80 x 88 cm
31.50 x 35 in

Reference

c0ef7ed3

Year

2022

Medium

Photography

Archival Pigment Print

Edition 7

1987 , Germany

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sensitivity, and abstraction, his images challenge the false preconception that black and white photography is outdated and less expressive.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.”


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Address

Amsterdam, Lindengracht 35

Located in the beautiful centre of Amsterdam (the Jordaan) Kahmann Gallery embodies all that is photography. Founded in 2005, HUP Gallery was due to change its name to Kahmann Gallery in 2009. While the original concept was to focus purely on Dutch photographers, the scope has broadened over time to include equal volumes of work from international photog...

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