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Peter Keetman

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German photographer Peter Keetman, member of style-forming and pioneering Group fotoform, is one of the most innovative and poetic Artists of the German post-war era. His works oscillate between nature- and motion-studies, as well as experimental, industrial and applied photography. The works of fotoform, a group of young rebels inspired by the experiments of the pre-war avant-garde, were based on formal reduction, light’s creative powers, and experiencing the world individually and subjectively. Throughout his works the photographer manages to unite the period’s two main aesthetic currents: the modernist intention to form, experiment, and abstract — and the wish for a humanist relationship to the world as well as a turning towards reconstruction, the city, and nature, up to its most fundamental elements.

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Peter Keetman
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