Cut Outs by Jessica Backhaus.
First edition (2021). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Edition of 750 copies. Signed and numbered by Jessica Backhaus to back end page. No markings. This is a brand new books. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
About Cut Outs
Cut Outs is a project of reduction. This means, Backhaus tried to reduce photography to its very basic elements like light, shadow, shape and colour. For this, she used analog photographic techniques.
The result is a collection of abstract compositions that combine intense colours with muted ones. Shadows and shapes and oscillations gather to create wonderful arrangements that the viewer gets to not only look at, but experience.
About Jessica Backhaus
Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied photography and visual communications. Here she met Gisele Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009.
Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, MARTa Herford and the Kunsthalle Erfurt.
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