Jörg Sasse
Germany, born 1962
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf at Art Cologne 2017,
Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder at Art Cologne 2017,
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
2016
Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf at Art Cologne 2016,
Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf

Jörg Sasse has embraced the manipulative power of digital technology in his reimagining of photography, altering images until their original sources are barely identifiable. Sasse scans found photographs—usually land- and cityscapes—and digitally changes them in ways that imbue narrative, changing and blurring light or physically altering the composition, before turning the images into a negative that he then uses to make his prints. Though a student of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sasse’s practice is a fundamental questioning of the documentary power of photography. “Did classical photography ever reproduce what was in front of the camera?” he asks. “Seeing and thinking, thinking and seeing—who can keep the two apart?”