For years Thorsten Brinkmann has collected ordinary objects, rubbish of civilization and everything the city is offering of things that became useless. This mass of materials has been used for a diverse oeuvre that moves between the genres of photography, sculpture, performance and installation art. 

 

His photographs explore the subject of “still life” with fresh eyes. As in his self-portraits, in which the artist functions as an actor, director and photographer and in which he transforms himself into anonymous sculpture figures that allude to compositions by old masters, they engage in an associative play on art historical references.

In his images the objects’ original function is frequently obscured from identification. Their meaning has shifted ground. The link between the signifier and signified is presented as a fragile, brittle conjunction.

SOURCES: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/the-photograph-art-of-thorsten-brinkmann

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