Thomas Demand
German, born 1964
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker,
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
FOCUS: Thomas Demand,
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
2015
Thomas Demand - Processo Grottesco,
Fondazione Prada

Thomas Demand creates large-scale photographs that probe the relationship between reproduction and original. Trained as a sculptor, the German artist reconstructs media images of complex interior scenes using ephemeral materials like paper and cardboard. After photographing the painstakingly-crafted, life-sized models, Demand destroys them, leaving only photographic evidence of their fleeting existence. Demand's images often suggest recent activity, yet are eerily devoid of people, resembling the appearance of a film set or even a forensic photograph. Describing his practice of sculpture-based photography, Demand once said, "My work is in itself a ghost of my vision."

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