David Schoerner
Stacks Image 10891
Martynka (After Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1988), 2009
digital chromogenic print
Publisher and photographer Schoerner uses his camera as a tool in a conceptual art practice. In his serial project After Gerhard Richter, Schoerner plays upon the German painter’s photo-realist painting style by posing his sitters in homage to Richter’s painting of his wife Betty (1998). Richter’s original photo paintings, of course were rendered from photographs, a philosophical gesture stemming from the Pop Art era of the 1960s and onwards. Even as the artist engages in a programmed methodology, he cannot help but produce seductive portraits of relaxed bodies posed in natural light.