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In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

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Filippos Tsitsopoulos - photographs
Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Filippos Tsitsopoulos - photographs

Better writers than I will doubtless spend time decoding the impulse (currently at epidemic proportions online) to create portraits in which the face of the subject is violently expunged. I come across a dozen new examples each day, usually photographs, attacked with knives, scourers, vivid slabs of pigment, extreme digital distortions etc etc.  This may turn out to be one of the most wide-spread spontaneous threads of image making in recent times. Filippos Tsitsopoulos stands out from the crowd in the same way that John Stezaker does. While the latter produces rigorously considered photo-collages that interrupt the fundamental familiarity of the human face, Filippos Tsitsopoulos uses digital manipulation to invoke grotesques both impossible and historically resonant evoking as they do the works of Bosch and more recently the vaporous fantasies of the Austrian painter Victor Brauer. These distortions, rather than proposing a violent erasure, offer multiple mutations, blooming, diseased but at the same time lively. Tsitsopoulos stands out because, rather than violent anonymity he offers us delirious multiplicity.