Aesthetica 2021 April/May
„I am happy to be part of the special edition of Aesthetica Magazine and to be one of the top ten favourite photographers over the magazine's last 18 years.“
Aesthetica Magazine, issue 100 One of the world’s leading voices in contemporary art:
»This is a special edition of Aesthetica Magazine, marking 18 years of the publication. Inside this issue we are celebrating this momentous milestone with a range of features that celebrate innovation and the independent spirit. Inside this issue we are celebrating this momentous milestone with a range of features that celebrate innovation and the independent spirit.
Thomas Wrede, The Luminous Screen (2015)
If there is an image that draws you in, it’s this one – from the nostalgia surrounding the image of the ›drive-in‹ to the way this experience has been transformed in 2021. Thomas Wrede‘s pho-tographs traverse the lines between simulation and rweality, manufacturing the colossal through the miniature. He uses commonplace objects for the staging of the images: toy cars, model trees and mountains. As a result, Wrede’s analogue images depict something that is both monumental and sublime, but it is – ultimately – a replica. The event never took place in „real life.“ These are scenes that seem familiar, but they are transfor-med through miniature re-creation.«