With nods to the past and ambitions of shaping the aesthetic of the future, the Swiss/Danish artist duo PUTPUT operates at the busy intersection of conceptual photography, styling, art, and design. PUTPUT explores the expression of objects and situations by engaging in a visual dialogue—an interrogation, really—with the subject. You will never look at a popsicle, cactus, comb, or salami in the same way again.
Do not miss the PUTPUT website. It is an art object in itself, where each portfolio piece is packaged with a dynamic artist statement. Excerpts of the project descriptions are included below.
Basically, it's sponges with sticks in them
Tribute to the Salami
A photographic journey into the marvelous land of the sausage.
Everyday objects assume a deceptive appearance in a newfound context.
The shift in materiality highlights the aesthetic normally sidestepped by functionality.
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