Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
For years Thorsten Brinkmann collected ordinary objects, the rubbish of civilization and everything a city can offer of items that become useless over time and are thrown away. Thorsten uses these materials for a diverse body of work that moves between the photography, sculpture, performance, and installation art.
His photographs explore the subject of still life with fresh eyes. His self-portraits engage in an associative play on art historical references. The artist functions as an actor, director, and photographer and transforms himself into anonymous sculpture figures that allude to old master compositions.