Artist Bio

German artist Thomas Demand is known for his life-size recreations of environments made entirely from paper and card that he photographs and then destroys. Often using imagery taken from the mass media, Demand’s re-created environments—always devoid of figures yet often displaying evidence of recent human activity – achieve a disquieting balance between the convincingly real and strangely artificial. The effect of these uncanny reconstructions is to destabilise our understanding of the sites, which we ‘know’ so well through reproduction.