7127, Jörg Sasse
Jörg Sasse
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Jörg Sasse

7127, 2003

130 x 200 cm
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DZF 47
Collection DZ BANK at the Städel Museum
Not on display


About the Work

The viewer is barking up the wrong tree if he thinks this is real nature. The three people on the footbridge appear to confirm what he believes to be water and woodland, but the image turns out to be a computer-generated painting. As if a PIN code were the only way to access the product, the title consists of a combination of numbers: '7127'. The truth of photography lies in making no pretence about the illusion. For almost thirty years, Jörg Sasse has been availing himself of his extensive archive of amateur photos. Before a tableau is produced, he uses the computer to return the subject to the state of a quickly recorded, blurred-looking impression. From such 'sketches', he then develops large-scale photos that look like paintings.


Kunst nach 1945: Jörg Sasse
In unserer Filmreihe stellen wir regelmäßig Werke aus der Sammlung „Kunst nach 1945" im Städel Museum vor. Im aktuellsten Film spricht der Fotograf Jörg Sasse über sein Werk „7127" aus dem Jahr 2003, über seine Arbeit an und mit seinem Archiv und über das Eigenleben der Werke an der Wand. http://www.staedelmuseum.de/de

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