JOJAKIM CORTIS AND ADRIAN SONDEREGGER | Making of "Seated Female Nude" (by Eugene Durieu and Eugene Delacroix, 1854)

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Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Making of "Seated Female Nude" (by Eugene Durieu and Eugene Delacroix, 1854), 2017
Digital C- Print
Signature label
3/6 (edition of 6)
42.5 x 28.75 x 1.75 in. (framed) 41.34 x 27.56 in. (unframed)


The artist

Cortis & Sonderegger’s works are characterized by a clear aesthetic diction. Their image tricks are satirically created, ingeniously staged and metaphorically back-filled. Objects and people take off, hover, fall, ... The trademark in their pictures is the fact that the impossible is nimble and playful, their photographic raw materials are simple fabrics, props and tools. The artificial structure with linkage and equipment, with reductions of foreground and background to an image scenery, with light and smoke machines etc. are often made transparent at the edges of the image, reinforcing the message with digital retouching... the two photographers make themselves known as the true inventors for their visual ideas. "Written by Fritz Franz Vogel, PhD Photohistorian, Editor, Curator

Jojakim Cortis, born 1978 in Germany, and Adrian Sonderegger, born 1980 in Switzerland, met at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland. Their collaboration began during their studies of photography and continues to this day. Since graduating in 2006, they have also worked as freelance photographers and teachers for various art schools. Their photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions, including the Metropolitan Museum in NY (US), the Museum Folkwang in Essen (D) and the "Images" festival in Vevey (CH), as well as at festivals in France, Poland, Sweden, Northern Ireland and China. They have also had solo exhibitions at the Fotostiftung Schweiz (CH) and C/O Berlin (D). Their book "Double Take", which they published in 2018, was published in English by Thames & Hudson in Great Britain and the USA, in German by Lars Müller Publisher (CH) and in Japanese by Seigensha (JP).