Jörg Sasse

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf | Berlin

Colorful plastic bathing caps are exhibited like a bouquet of exotic blossoms; multicolored combs are arranged to suggest a bizarre thorned bush; and a pitiful plastic basket, lined with old-fashioned printed cloth, rests all alone on a equally pathetic blended carpet. There is also a bowl mounted on an elegant curving steel stand in front of a white tile wall, which contains pieces of softened, candy-colored soap. This unusual inventory also includes flowerpots, kitchen utensils, dental equipment in front of a wall papered with photos of palm trees, a plastic garbage can, cloth shoes, and a cheap lamp with a girl’s head made of painted ceramic hanging underneath it. Finally, there are strange, exotic, cheery and not-so-cheery, quiet, crotchety, and peculiar still lifes. All of these items have one thing in common: they were not purposefully set up to be photographed. Jörg Sasse snapped

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