Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand
Library Shelf Location 18.DEMA
Publication Date 2000
Description Thomas Demand was born in 1964 in Munich and now lives in Berlin and London. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Tate Gallery, the Carnegie International 1999/2000, the Kunsthalle in Zurich, the Sydney Biennial, and elsewhere. Originally trained as a sculptor, Thomas Demand approaches photography as a means of preserving ephemeral paper constructions but inevitably the camera becomes central to his creative process. At first glance, Demand's works seem to present fragments of a hyperreal and familiar place but, before long, they reveal their true identity: a wholly artificial world reduced to generic forms. Large immaculate photographs of interiors and architectural exteriors—a world peopled with inanimate objects and bathed in uniform lighting—are mounted on Plexiglas, which underscores the materiality of the photographic object. For each of his reproductions, Demand constructs life-size models using paper and cardboard, and these forms always allow signs of their true nature to show through. 50 color illustrations.
ISBN 0500974950
Quantity 1
Pages 112
Authors Regis Durand, Francois Quintin, Francesco Bonami
Format Hardcover
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Related Artist Thomas Demand
Categories Photography, Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Models (representations), Architecture (subject)
Related Gallery Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Related Curator/Producer Herve Chandes
Artist's Nationality German
Language English
Materials Photography, Paper

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