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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

2016
FOCUS: Thomas Demand, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
2015
Thomas Demand - Processo Grottesco, Fondazione Prada, Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2015
Skulptur I, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2015
2015
Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York