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Jochen Plogsties

Jochen Plogsties (* 1974) paints reproductions of existing reproductions of well-known works of art. He works from a variety of materials including catalogue illustrations of art-historical masterpieces, record covers and magazine covers, as well as key works of contemporary photography. His “retranslations” of reproductions of works of art into new paintings de-familiarise the well-known original and confound entrenched modes of looking at art. He plays with changes of size and scale and explodes the precision of the original work of art with his coarsening painting style. He simultaneously calls into question a reality shaped by various media that causes us to believe that we have already seen everything that is worth seeing.