20.05. – 05.09.2022
Thomas Florschuetz, born in Zwickau in 1957, is considered to be one of the most important German representatives of contemporary photography. For the artist, the fascination of photography lies in the complexity of the medium – that which extends beyond the purely illustrative, documentary function. Florschuetz argues that the surrounding reality must be questioned in order to arrive at a more complex image. He specifically uses artistic strategies such as playing with sharpness and blurriness, with inside and outside, with space and time, with movement, with fragmentation and entanglement. In this way, his photographs have a strong effect on the viewers, influence their perception and promote the intended “gaze upon the gaze”.