Klaus Kumrow


Developments within an artist’s oeuvre lead to new definitions of the ideas and structures that form it. At a certain moment, all considerations focus on the new form without actually touching the original form, like larvae which must take on another form in order to remain themselves. Klaus Kumrow has taken a similar step: from his photographic sculptures (folded photographs presented as sculpture) he has now developed large-format, flat photographs. The effect of this reduction, from the three-dimensional, to the two-dimensional, gives the works more power. Instead of seeming flat, they open themselves to more dimensions, and thus the concept of sculpture has expanded even as it technically disintegrates.

Three of a total of four photosculptures were shown. Ohne Aussicht (Without a view, 1992) is based on many photographs of rail-road tracks that Kumrow folded to look like toys. These

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