Jessica Backhaus, ‘Clips (from the series Once, Still and Forever)’, 2010, Photography, Chromogenic Print, Robert Klein Gallery
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Jessica Backhaus

Clips (from the series Once, Still and Forever), 2010

Chromogenic Print
40 × 50 in
101.6 × 127 cm
Edition of 5
.
Contact For Price
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Medium
Jessica Backhaus
German, b. 1970
Follow

Jessica Backhaus’s vibrant color photographs endow negligible objects—the yellow pages sitting in a pile of snow (Small Wonder, 2008), a water bottle floating in a puddle (Bottle, 2006)—with gravitas. The images, which are never staged, stem from her curiosity about things that get left behind in the frenzy of contemporary consumer culture. “How do things get to where they are?” she asks. Her works focus on quiet moments or unexpected visual passages, such as the reflection of a venerable tree on a rain-soaked tennis court, rather than the literal depiction of her subjects. Backhaus’s first book, Jesus and the Cherries (2005), vividly captured the simplicities of life in a small Polish town; her typically de-populated scenes contain enough narrative clues—a handprint on a kitchen window, for instance—to pique viewers’ curiosity about an underlying story.

Jessica Backhaus, ‘Clips (from the series Once, Still and Forever)’, 2010, Photography, Chromogenic Print, Robert Klein Gallery
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Medium
Jessica Backhaus
German, b. 1970
Follow

Jessica Backhaus’s vibrant color photographs endow negligible objects—the yellow pages sitting in a pile of snow (Small Wonder, 2008), a water bottle floating in a puddle (Bottle, 2006)—with gravitas. The images, which are never staged, stem from her curiosity about things that get left behind in the frenzy of contemporary consumer culture. “How do things get to where they are?” she asks. Her works focus on quiet moments or unexpected visual passages, such as the reflection of a venerable tree on a rain-soaked tennis court, rather than the literal depiction of her subjects. Backhaus’s first book, Jesus and the Cherries (2005), vividly captured the simplicities of life in a small Polish town; her typically de-populated scenes contain enough narrative clues—a handprint on a kitchen window, for instance—to pique viewers’ curiosity about an underlying story.

Jessica Backhaus

Clips (from the series Once, Still and Forever), 2010

Chromogenic Print
40 × 50 in
101.6 × 127 cm
Edition of 5
.
Contact For Price
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Other works from Jessica Backhaus
Other works by Jessica Backhaus
Related works
Get the Artsy iOS app
Discover, buy, and sell art by the world’s leading artists
To download, scan this code with your phone’s camera