Thomas Florschuetz
German, born 1957
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte at SP-Arte 2017,
Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte
2016
German Art Since The Late 1960s,
Exhibition hall Arsenals
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren,
Latvian National Museum of Art

Photographer Thomas Florschuetz is best known for his large-scale montages of images of his body, which he called “Early Bodyfigures” (1980-1990). In these works, Florschuetz explored his interest in vanity and subjectivity, documenting a sort of performance in which he revealed various parts of himself—hands, feet, and face—to the camera. His work since has focused on capturing a fragmented experience of architectural and natural forms and spaces, playing on the difficulty of perceptual distinction between interior and exterior. And in recent series, he has photographed flowers and airplanes, presenting close-up shots from various angles in combination in an effort to produce a total visual experience of his subjects.