thomas w kuppler photography and visual arts
thomas w kuppler photowork
My photography strives to understand the dichotomy between the visible and the invisible.
Through methodological experimentation I offer the viewer opportunities to perceive and to detect, sense and discover ‘the invisible’ lurking behind obscure textures, surfaces and appearances.
The tensions that arise within my work serve the viewer only ambiguously, simultaneously engaging the audience with an experience of revelation and concealment.
My approach tends toward the poetic, cultivating linguistic nuance, even as this is balanced by a control of conceptual and theoretical rigor.
A tendency to abstraction is a natural consequence of these explorations. Borders between photograph, painting and object become fluid, themselves approaching invisibility.
[the artist] gives something for the eye to feed on, but he invites the person to whom this picture is presented to lay down his gaze there as one lays down one's weapons. (Lacan)