Corona, climate change, energy crisis, the war in Ukraine, personal problems, health problems, but also the fast-paced and high-tech society demands more and more from mankind. In the new photo series "Müde (Tired)" by Jürgen Sobkowiak, a kind of "tiredness of life" is thematized in an abstract visual language. It is not a matter of suicidal intimations, but of a state of constant overstrain. Shown is the emotional and physical consequence of the protagonist (the artist himself), who is exhausted by the demands of daily life and ultimately by life. Does man perhaps need a simpler and thus calmer life again?
Cover Image: Tired of being sick by Jürgen Sobkowiak
Tired of shopping by Jürgen Sobkowiak
Jürgen Sobkowiak (born 1970) is a self-taught freelance photo artist from Germany. From a young age he was interested in art and engaged in drawing, photography and literature. Due to drastic life events, he began to concretize his own photo-artistic language only in early 2010. For his work, he is influenced by surrealism, the Gothic literature and the art movement dada. Artists like Francesca Woodman, Man Ray, Helena Almeida, Jürgen Klauke and Joanna Piotrowska influenced him the most. In his works, he primarily deals with the interaction of man, space and object and he provokes the eternal question of his own identity. Always dressed in black, the artist himself appears in the black-and-white-stagings and interacts with rooms, walls and everyday objects.
Tired of watching TV by Jürgen Sobkowiak
In the new photo series "Müde (Tired)" by Jürgen Sobkowiak, a kind of "tiredness of life" is thematized in an abstract visual language.
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In the year 2021 Jürgen Sobkowiak was nominated for the MALAMEGI LAB art award in Italy (with the work "Last") and in 2022 his award-winning work "Die gelbe Tapete" was included in the book "Wort im Bild - 100 ausgezeichnete Fotografien". Some works are offered on the art plattform ARTSY as a limited baryte print. Genereally his works are not for sale.