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Grotto, 2006

Loaned to
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
chromogenic print, Diasec

173.2inch x 77.9inch

No. Elements

Ed. of 6

Object Type
©Thomas Demand - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
Initially interested in pursuing sculpture, Thomas Demand used photography to document his works. The passage from the three dimensions of sculpture to the two dimensional photographic image, however, turned out to be a terrain for fertile investigation. In lieu of describing reality, his camera seemed to have greater success in its transformation, where the resulting image was capable of revealing aspects invisible to the naked eye. Attracted to this inherent contradiction, since 1994 Demand has focused on an original artistic practice, building one-to-one scale cardboard models in his studio, which he photographs and sometimes films, and then usually abandons or destroys. [...]
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