Front view
Inv. No.S-1221
ArtistThomas Struthborn 1954 in Germany
Title

"Xi Shuang Banna"


China

from the portfolio: "Paradies", griffelkunst, B-Reihe, 316. Wahl, IV/2004
Year2004
Medium

pigment-based inkjet print

Dimensions30 x 39 cm
Signature

artist stamp on verso, signed on cover sheet

Comment

The clarity of the gaze, shown by Struth, who leaves the object as an object and finds its artistic strength in the "non-design", can be achieved not only by outstanding artists such as Struth, but also by so-called "lateral entrants": Already Dr. Gregor Krause, a trained physician who had spent a long time of his life in Southeast Asia and who, in addition to photo series about natives and monkey populations, had also photographed the jungle (1926! ), as well as the trained photographer Otto Schmidt, who in his portfolio "Studienblätter für Künstler" (Study Sheets for Artists) did not always follow his customary ways of seeing, but was led by an unpretentious gaze that depicted the object in a "pure" manner (1893!), especially in his studies of nature, achieved this 111 years before Struth.
(Fritz Simak, 2011)

Text of the series by Christoph Heinrich (german)

S-1221, "Xi Shuang Banna"
Thomas Struth, "Xi Shuang Banna", 2004
S-1221, Front view
© Thomas Struth / Bildrecht, Wien
S-1221, Back view
Thomas Struth, "Xi Shuang Banna", 2004
S-1221, Back view
S-1221, Vgl. Gregor Krause, „Urwaldbild IX“ aus der Mappe Borneo II, 1926, Heliogravur, Sammlung Simak 1578
Thomas Struth, "Xi Shuang Banna", 2004
S-1221, Vgl. Gregor Krause, „Urwaldbild IX“ aus der Mappe Borneo II, 1926, Heliogravur, Sammlung Simak 1578
S-1221, Vlg. Otto Schmidt, „19. Huflattich“ aus der Mappe Studienblätter für Künstler, 1893, Sammlung Simak 1182.
Thomas Struth, "Xi Shuang Banna", 2004
S-1221, Vlg. Otto Schmidt, „19. Huflattich“ aus der Mappe Studienblätter für Künstler, 1893, Sammlung Simak 1182.
S-1217, Thomas Struth, "Juquehy", 2004
Thomas Struth, "Juquehy", 2004
more infoS-1217, Front view
© Thomas Struth / Bildrecht, Wien
S-1218, Thomas Struth, "Sao Francisco de Xavier", 2004
Thomas Struth, "Sao Francisco de Xavier", 2004
more infoS-1218, Front view
© Thomas Struth / Bildrecht, Wien
S-1219, Thomas Struth, "Yakushima", 2004
Thomas Struth, "Yakushima", 2004
more infoS-1219, Front view
© Thomas Struth / Bildrecht, Wien
S-1220, Thomas Struth, "Daintree", 2004
Thomas Struth, "Daintree", 2004
more infoS-1220, Front view
© Thomas Struth / Bildrecht, Wien
S-1222, Thomas Struth, "Yosemite National Park", 2004
Thomas Struth, "Yosemite National Park", 2004
more infoS-1222, Front view
© Thomas Struth / Bildrecht, Wien