Thomas W Kuppler
Thomas W Kuppler’s process of methodological experimentation, exploration and constant questioning of the media is driven by the need to both deconstruct the representational character of a photograph and to expand the conventional limits of form and the dichotomy between the visible and the invisible.
A tendency to abstraction is a natural consequence of Kuppler’s explorations. The borders between photograph, painting, sculpture; real, imaginary and abstract, become fluid, themselves approaching invisibility: an experience of revelation and concealment.
As Kuppler explains: “The total abstraction is inspired by a bacterium called Xylella Fastidiosa, which is currently destroying fast amounts of trees on the island of Mallorca, resulting in the mandatory deforestation of protected woodlands on the island. The images are on one hand reflecting the imaginary bacteria as well as the landscape.”
To see this process in action, watch a film – click here.