A Photo Editor : The Art of the Personal Project
Today’s featured artist: Clemens Ascher
“A Modernist Lunch break “
In “A Modernist Lunch break “ I show business people eating their lunches on the go.
Therefor I’ve created abstract spatial compositions, populated by surreal figures – like marionettes on a theatrical stage.
With a certain ironic elevation I explore the relation between past visions of a modernist future and contemporary sociological phenomena – People feeling free within a very limited spectrum of acceptable opinions and generated desires, for which to be satisfied they have to function within the system.
As a recurring topic of all my personal works I continue to explore the subliminal effect of colours and some of the most relevant and distressing topics of our times. Societal control through generated desires; alienation from nature and other uncomfortable contemporary truths build the superstructure of my surreal photography.
In my work process I builds stage like scenarios and populate them with surreal figures performing their everyday life. I often utilize a slightly exaggerated advertising aesthetics, contrasted with calm and detached minimalism. I’m combining various styles and elements from art history and our collective visual memory to form new contemporary statements.