Appropriation Art by Hermann Fuchs

While in music it seems natural to transform existing works of others, to incorporate them into one's pieces or to create new variations, this is rather rare in photographic art. To integrate works of other artists into one's own is always afflicted with the stigma of plagiarism. The Austrian photographer Hermann Fuchs creates a great photo series.

Let‘s Be Awesome by Hermann Fuchs

Let‘s Be Awesome by Hermann Fuchs

“An ongoing inspiration is something very inspiring. The uniqueness of a work of art is neither relativized nor damaged by a transformation into something new, and the new is no less creative by using the existing.”

Its A Sad Day No2 by Hermann Fuchs

It's A Sad Day No2 by Hermann Fuchs

“In my work, my digital photos, photographs of other works (e.g. paintings) and free digital templates from the Internet are used as the basis for completely new, different images.”

Tired Model by Hermann Fuchs

Tired Model by Hermann Fuchs

“Digital Imaging explores new possibilities of pictorial representation, stands for an aesthetic change of the original models, stands for the abstraction of the representational, and stands for change in the art scene.

 


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Hermann Fuchs

The Austrian photographer Hermann Fuchs explored the medium of black-and-white photography theoretically and practically from 1976-1981.

"The theoretical basis was formed by a large number of books on the subjects of photography, positive/laboratory technology. Practical implementation was carried out with a Canon F1, metres of Ilford film material and my laboratory.

2005 „re-entry“ and until today theoretical and practical research of the medium digital photography and digital processing with Adobe Photoshop. The digital age opens up great innovative possibilities. Digital Imaging uses this potential. Many critics dismiss digital imaging as „gimmickry“, „arbitrariness“. Nothing is more serious!

Digital Imaging explores new possibilities of pictorial representation, stands for an aesthetic change of the original models, stands for the abstraction of the representational, and stands for change in the art scene.

What do I want? To provoke an intellectual examination of the works. To this end, the work must lead through emotion to the association and further to critical reflection. This succeeds through alienation or abstraction – through „peeling out“ the constituent elements of an object or their reinterpretation. In the digital world, I can use a variety of colours and forms that does not exist in the analogue world. This enables an aesthetic force that draws the viewer into a dialogue."

 

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