The Contemplative Photography of Sascha Weidner

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Sascha Weidner was one of Germany's awaited young photographers due to his radical, pictorialist approach. The majority of his images are akin to images of the subconscious. Both cognitive and artful, he dealt with the dream and illusory world.

Weidner described himself as a_"romantically moved traveler", his photography is his biography as he asks the essential questions of human existence. The titles of his series often refer to metaphorical ideas and notions, such like "Until it hurts", "What remains", "The presence of absence", "Staying is nowhere" or "Beauty remains".

002, Sascha Weidner, Leave me II, 2010, Digitaler Pigmentdruck, 30 × 30 cm, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Schenkung Ole A. H. Truderung © The Estate of Artist Sascha Weidner; 003, Sascha Weidner, Reh II, 2013, Digitaler Pigmentprint, 55 x 64 cm, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Schenkung Ole A. H., Truderung © The Estate of Artist Sascha Weidner; 004, Sascha Weidner, Touché II, 2005, C-Print / Diasec, 100 x 100 cm, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Schenkung Ole A. H.,Truderung © The Estate of Artist Sascha Weidner, Touche II 100x100; 005, Sascha Weidner, Amazonas II, 2007, 120 x 120, C-Print / Diasec, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Schenkung Ole A. H., Truderung © The Estate of Artist Sascha Weidner; 006, Sascha Weidner, Grounded II, 2007, 90 × 90 cm, Pigment print, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Schenkung Ole A. H. Truderung © The Estate of Artist Sascha Weidner

Unlike his peers among his generation, Weidner steered away from the usual way of life among young people as he also approached rather serious topics.

"Everything is important: Cultural events, disasters, clichés, banalities, Political things."

Weidner died on April 8, 2015 due to the consequences of his unexpected heart failure. Catch the show Sascha Weidner: IT'S ALL CONNECTED SOMEHOW at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, July 29. The show will end on November 19.


Images are from the press kit.

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One Comment

  1. akula
    akula ·

    Brilliant images.

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