Thomas Wrede. Manhattan Picture Worlds

MANHATTAN PICTURE WORLDS

Time and again between 2003 and 2008, Thomas Wrede takes photographs of the billboards in New York. He thereby concentrates on details, artistically relating them to people and the atmosphere. The city becomes a stage. Ideals advertised larger than life-size imperceptibly merge with reality of life and street realism against this backdrop.

Similar to his earlier series of photographs, Wrede is even here concerned with proportional offsets and the creation of different layers of reality.

This book was published by KERBER VERLAG, BIELEFELD on the occasion of an exhibition at Beck & Eggeling new quarters in Düsseldorf in March 2009. The book was nominated for the German Photo Book Award in 2010.



Artist: Thomas Wrede
Text: Marshall Berman, Christoph Schaden


German, English
Hardcover
119 pages, 53 illustrations


Available works of the artist

Thomas Wrede, Stadt am See (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2018, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Stadt am See (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2018, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Fred & Red’s Cafe (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2015, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Fred & Red’s Cafe (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2015, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Achterbahn-Ruine ('Wilde Maus') (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2013, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Achterbahn-Ruine ('Wilde Maus') (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2013, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Mole im Novemberlicht (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2012, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Mole im Novemberlicht (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2012, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, After the flood I (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2012, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, After the Rain  (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2012, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Am Fjord (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2010, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Trees in the Snow (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2010, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Eisloch (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2010, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Oberhalb des Tales (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2009, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Beach Marsh at Night (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2009, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Through the Fence (from the series 'Manhattan Picture Worlds'), 2007, © Thomas Wrede, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Camper am schwarzen See (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2007, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Underworld Diner (from the series 'Manhattan Picture Worlds'), 2006, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, In the Snow (from the series 'Manhattan Picture Worlds'), 2006, © Thomas Wrede, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Wohnwagen am Feuer (from the series 'Real Landscapes'), 2005, © Thomas Wrede, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, On Fifth Avenue (from the series 'Manhattan Picture Worlds'), 2004, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Midsummer Night at Sea (from the series 'Seascapes'), 2004, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Hochtannen (from the series 'Wrapped Landscapes'), 2004, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Tannen (from the series 'Wrapped Landscapes'), 2004, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Blue Face (from the series 'Manhattan Picture Worlds'), 2003, © Thomas Wrede, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Runner over Chelsea (from the series 'Manhattan Picture Worlds'), 2002, © Thomas Wrede, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Manhattan (from the series 'Manhattan Picture Worlds'), 2002, © Thomas Wrede, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Wattwanderer mit Hunden (from the series 'Seascapes'), 2004, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Brooklyn Bridge in Frankfurter Küche (from the series 'Domestic Landscapes'), 2001, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Kissen und Lampe vor Gebirgslandschaft (from the series 'Domestic Landscapes'), 2000, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Mozart und trinkender Mann vor Herbstlandschaft (from the series 'Domestic Landscapes'), 2000, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Magic Feelings, 1997, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Magic Feelings, 1997, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Magic Feelings, 1997, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Magic Feelings, 1997, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn
Thomas Wrede, Die Vögel stehen in der Luft und schreien, 1994 / 2013, © Thomas Wrede, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn

Associated exhibition

Thomas Wrede. Manhattan Picture Worlds

Thomas Wrede. Manhattan Picture Worlds

Dusseldorf / 5 March – 25 April 2009

Time and again between 2003 and 2008, Thomas Wrede takes photographs of the billboards in New York. He thereby concentrates on details, artistically relating them to people and the atmosphere. Th...

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