Thomas Demand, ‘Modell’, 2000, Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund

About Thomas Demand

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."

German, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

FOCUS: Thomas Demand, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
Thomas Demand - Processo Grottesco, Fondazione Prada, Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

Contemporary Magic, The Untitled Space, New York
Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
Skulptur I, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York