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Claudia Rogge Rapport (detail)

Claudia Rogge Rapport (detail)

Photographer Claudia Rogge, known for large scale photographs, is being represented in a one-person show at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

Claudia Rogge Start Seite

Claudia Rogge Start Seite

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.

Claudia Rogge - The Pathology of the Party Goers

Claudia Rogge - The Pathology of the Party Goers

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…!)

Claudia Rogge Rapport

Claudia Rogge Rapport

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.

The Moscow Museum of Art Claudia Rogge exhibition page.

I find myself (perhaps grudgingly at times) intrigued by her images.

What do you think about her work? Comment below (if you dare):

  4 Responses to “Claudia Rogge Large Scale Photographs – More of the Same?”

  1. Intriguing indeed. Thanks for turning me on to Rogge’s work.
    I don’t find it gimmicky because each image is so unique. People are almost always viewed as subjects in artworks. Instead Rogge uses the human form as the medium to create an image. I think the idea is to not see the human form. Just as a painter uses a series of repeated brush strokes without necessarily drawing attention to the stroke.

    • Good observations re: the use of human form as medium, and the brushstroke metaphor.

      I was very selective in choosing only these images to post. Some of the other work crosses the ‘g…’ line a bit too much for me. But I do find these (and some others) to be evocative.

  2. I think they’re cool………..

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