Photographer Claudia Rogge, known for large scale photographs, is being represented in a one-person show at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
One of the aspect of style and/or composition that she works with, and is known for, is a kind of varied repetition of form and elements. That is, many of the same models, in the same dress or undress, in the same context, but with variation of body position or orientation to the camera.
I had a friend who years ago stated, in reference to the creation of artworks, that “If you do enough of it, then it’s art.” In other words, ‘You got a gimmick, kid? If you then keep doing lots of it, it can be recognized as art.’ (My friend later denied that she had said this…!)
While I think that this can be said of some modern work (ok, much modern work!), I feel that Rogge’s work manages (usually) to transcend these limitations of viewer perception that ‘gimmick’ can often burden an artist’s effect with.
I find myself (perhaps grudgingly at times) intrigued by her images.
What do you think about her work? Comment below (if you dare):