Jörg Sasse

1962 born in Bad Salzuflen
  lives in Düsseldorf

1982-1987 Düsseldorf Art Academy

Joerg Sasse: “When I first showed so-called computer manipulated works it was at Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf in 1995. It was after two years working with photography transformed on the computer. All photography is some kind of transformation. If you want to do it or if you don't want to do it, it is. It leaves out everything and just leaves the crop, the Ausschnitt, and even in this you bring all three dimensions onto a plane, you reduce it. So you can do it with your eyes or with this tool, the camera. For me the camera has always been a tool; before I was using a large format camera... working in 4 x 5 inches.

The main reason for that was that I was able to shift, in the technical sense, meaning that you can have control over the perspective like you have making a drawing... For me using the computer helped me to come close to what I was looking for. In the work that I did before I was looking for some kind of everyday life, and this life led me to flats and to people who showed me their own photographs. And this everyday life was, in a sense, transformed in their own photographs.

It was not based on an artistic idea, it just happened, and it was another source for me to find something about this life which won't be written into history because it is ment to be too unimportant.”


Jörg Sasse about his work,
Interview by Aoife O'Brien for Culture Flash, London

Schwarzer Stuhl vor Tapete (Jörg Sasse, 1993, VG BILD-KUNST 2007)

Haus im Sandsturm
(Jörg Sasse, 1996, copyright VG BILD-KUNST 2007)