An essential constituent in Adrian Sauer’s work is the conception of photography in the digital age in regard to materiality, culture, and purpose.
His works are designated by a unique and idiosyncratic appearance oscillating between hyperrealism and simultaneously an apparently unreal surface. Sauer’s vantage point is always the permeation of phenomena in our visual and material culture. He herewith uses very precisely the different possibilities of image-making for the respective object of his photographic interest.
In the ‘Thrombo ASS’ series Adrian Sauer outlines the idea of universal mass production and its generic ramifications while shedding light on one fragment of the globalized world. Formally reduced and only slightly enlarged the packages against a neutral background appear like ‘floating shells’ – quasi-individualized objects with identical content.
Being physically present and at the same time lucid, held intentionally between matter-of-fact and slight exaggeration ‘Thrombo ASS’ serves equally as a system of mirroring and projection. Questions of ‘original’ and ‘originality’ are subordinated by the concern of the preservation of the human body, which obviously serves as a connecting element. In doing so Adrian Sauer manages to subtly reconnect to this essential human experience in the age of the digital Anthropocene.