Thomas Demand

Today is a sad day; I missed a talk of Thomas Demand, a fantastic German artist who was invited at the Southbank Centre in London to give a talk about the techniques he uses to create his art. What makes those pictures fascinating is not much the impressive level of detail and realism he manages to obtain with paper models, rather the inherent “wrongness” of those shots; there’s not typography, not a single word can be spotted, making each shot so disorienting and yet so familiar. Too bad for the terrible quality of the pictures on his website; fortunately the book compensates for this.