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Stefanie Schneider
Green Chair (29 Palms, CA) - Polaroid, Contemporary, 21st Century, Color, Photo

1999

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Green Chair (29 Palms, CA) Edition 2/10, 58x56cm, 1999 analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper not mounted, based on a Polaroid Signature label and Certificate. Artist inventory Number 601.02 A German view of the American West The works of Stefanie Schneider evoke Ed Ruscha's obsession with the American experience, the richness of Georgia O'Keefe's deserts and the loneliness of Edward Hopper's haunting paintings. So how exactly did this German photographer become one of the most important artists of the American narrative of the 20th and 21st century? Born in Germany in 1968, photographer Schneider divides her time between Berlin and Los Angeles and became naturalized American in 2012. Her process begins in the American West, in locations such as the planes and deserts of Southern California, where she photographs her subjects. In Berlin, Schneider develops and enlarges her works in a self designed and built analog color laboratory by hand. Schneider's images are unique due to her use of expired Polaroid film. Also her role in preserving the use of Polaroid is one aspect of her work that has gained great respect from her contemporaries and the critics, as her work came about during a time when the Polaroid, a symbol of American photography, was on the road to extinction. This theme of preservation and deterioration is a core part of Schneider's oeuvre. In an interview in October 2014 with Artnet, the artist explained how her own experiences of pain and loss inspire her. ''My work resembles my life: Love, lost and unrequited, leaves its mark in our lives as a senseless pain that has no place in the present.'' Schneider's subjects are often featured in apocalyptic settings: desert planes, trailer parks, oilfields, run-down motels and empty beaches, alone, or if not, not connected with one another. ''It is the tangible experience of ''absence'' that has inspired my work,'' explained Schneider. (Barnebys UK, May 3, 2017)

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  • Dimensions
    H 22.84 in. x W 22.45 in. x D 0.04 in.H 58 cm x W 57 cm x D 1 mm
  • Gallery Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    LU65235509392
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