Untitled Thomas Demand



Thomas Demand´s (Munich 1964) process consists of the production of 3D paper maquettes of his idea and understanding of a place. Once he has what he calls a “valid sculpture” in life size, he photographs it, often challenging angles and unseen interiors. Demand always destroys the paper installation leaving the large scale and full colour photographic work as the only trace of the whole process. His work is inspired by daily news and often relates to pre-existing press images, showing scenes of cultural or political relevance. He builds the compositions in his photographs through images from his subconscious that he gives form, stopping when it comes too close to reality.