Friday, October 17, 2014

The Photograph Art of Thorsten Brinckmann: “Serial...

The Photograph Art of Thorsten Brinckmann: “Serial Collector”

We have seen images of German-based Thorsten Brinkmann’s work in the past, but we hadn’t fully understood how big his body of work was. The element of old mastery style portraits is what initially makes the work familiar, but of course, what is going on in the photographs is something conceptual and not typical in the least.

The still-life portraits contain objects from Brinkmann’s collection, from which he calls himself a “serial collector.” A here is the kicker: Thorsten Brinkmann photographs himself in these scenes and costumes. And of course, the absence of the face is a powerful characteristic in all of these photographs.

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