Originally trained as sculptor, Thomas Demand approaches photography as a means of preserving his painstakingly created, ephemeral paper constructions. At no time do his forms strive for the perfect illusion, his is a wholly artificial world reduced to generic forms. Large immaculate photographs of interiors and architectural exteriors - a world peopled with inanimate objects and bathed in uniform lighting - are mounted on Plexiglass, which underscores the materiality of the photographic object. For each of his reproductions, Demand constructs life-size models using paper and cardboard.
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Author Biography - Francesco Bonami
Thomas Demand was born in Munich in 1964 and now lives in Berlin and London. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Tate Gallery, the Carnegie International 1999/2000, the Kunsthalle in Zurich, the Sydney Biennial, and elsewhere.