Stefanie Schneider Portrait Photograph - Radha Shooting II (Long Way Home) - 21st Century, Polaroid, Pop-art, Color
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Stefanie Schneider
Radha Shooting II (Long Way Home) - 21st Century, Polaroid, Pop-art, Color

1999

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Radha Shooting II (Stranger than Paradise), 1999, 38x36cm. Edition of 4/30, digital C-Print based on an original expired Polaroid, not mounted, Signature label and Certificate, artist Inventory No. 259.36. Starring Austrailian actress Radha Mitchell. larger sized edition available on request published in STRANGER THAN PARADISE published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2006 (monography) 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. 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. What is most striking about Schneider's images is the colour which evokes the appearance of expired Polaroid film. 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.'' ''The ex-lover experiences the residues of love as an amputee experiences the sensation of a ghost limb.'' - Stefanie Schneider 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. This sense of absence runs deep through Schneider's work because she uses expired film. Long before Valencia, Mayfair and Amaro, or any other Instagram filters, Schneider was creating this otherworldliness the image sharing network tries to create. Barnebys, May 3rd, 2017

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  • Dimensions
    H 14.97 in. x W 14.18 in. x D 0.04 in.H 38 cm x W 36 cm x D 1 mm
  • Gallery Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    LU65234941331
  • More Editions & Sizes
    20x20cm, digital C-Print, sold out Edition of 5, AP 2/2 LAST128x126cm, sold out Edition of 5, Artist Proof 2/2 LAST, analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, not mounted
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