Thomas Brenner, Seestück II, 2000
Chromogenic print, 48 × 60 cm

17.06.–13.07.2014

Star Work № 7: Seestück II

Thomas Brenner

Created at the Silzer See, a lake in Rhineland-Palatinate on the southern reaches of the wine route, the photograph Seestück II develops a theatrical, complex narrative that seems simultaneously absurd and strangely familiar. Again and again, Thomas Brenner plays with perception and the often unconscious associations that various media summon up in us. With photography, the assumption is doubtlessly that what is being shown is also genuine or real. But how is this supposed reality to be understood? And to what status can it lay claim in an era of photo-editing programs?

If pictures tell stories, then the viewer also always tells himself his own personal story, emphasizes certain colours and motifs before his inner eye and connects them with what concerns and moves him at the moment.

(Denise Essig, edited version)

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 6: Rhombus


Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglichkeiten


Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses


Star Work № 3: Regalfrau


Star Work № 2: Me Walking


Star Work № 8: The Gates


Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune


Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub


Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 22: Sorry


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT "MARSCH MARSCH", VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel


Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Tribute to André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst