photogram, silver gelatine print
40,5 x 30 cm (paper size)
Courtesy by the artist and Semjon Contemporary
With the establishment of the digital camera around the year 2000 the German artist Gerda Schütte (born 1942) who is living in Paris since almost 40 years had right away stopped using her analogue camera, and had since then sticked to the photogram (photography without a camera). She creates entirely new visual worlds that are not intended to reproduce objects, but become unique visual and abstract signs and a new aesthetic experience. On the occasion of her recent retrospective exhibition at the gallery a substantial photo book was published by Kehrer Publishing House.