The Fiction of Science

Vivid photographs that indicate the recent rediscovery of abstraction and geometrical work in contemporary art
Authors: 
Frank Hülsbömer
Release Date: 
November 2009
Format: 
24,5 x 33 cm
Features: 
144 Pages, full colour, hardcover
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-276-8
Catalog Price: 
$60.00

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The Fiction of Science is a collection of photographs by Frank Hülsbömer, who has made a name for himself with contributions to magazines such as Wallpaper. Reminiscent of the abstract photography of Moholy-Nagy, his work indicates the recent rediscovery of abstraction and geometrical work in contemporary art. Whether sketchily visualized thoughts or meticulously staged motifs, his dynamic depictions of immobile objects often resemble computer renderings. Despite its minimalistic strength and quasi-scientific precision, Hülsbömer's photographic aesthetic shines with exceptional depth and creates an outstanding poetic visuality.
 

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The Fiction of Science is a collection of work by the Berlin-based photographer Frank Hülsbömer, whose dynamic depictions of immobile objects exist at the intersection of aesthetic abstraction and conceptual content. Whether sketchily visualized thoughts or meticulously staged motifs, the featured series evolve from the interplay of installations, colors, clusters and geometrical compositions and often resemble computer renderings.

Frank Hülsbömer, who has made a name for himself with contributions to magazines such as Wallpaper and has exhibited internationally since the mid-1990s, examines light, anatomical refractions and the construction of space and surface. Reminiscent of the Russian Constructivism of the 1920s and the abstract photography of Moholy-Nagy, his photographs indicate the recent rediscovery of abstraction and geometrical work in contemporary art.

The accompanying texts in the book illuminate the theoretical background and artistic approach of a photographic aesthetic that, despite its minimalistic strength and quasi-scientific precision, shines with exceptional depth and creates an outstanding poetic visuality.