Götz Diergarten


Sale price€1.400,00

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout

Diptych, two C-prints, sandwiched between Dibond and acrylic glass, with hook for hanging on backwith book Image size 40,00 x 40,00 cm each Signed and numbered Edition of 25 + 5 AP

In his series featuring German façades, French beach cabanas, and British spa architecture, Götz Diergarten examines the outward appearance of different types of everyday buildings. Following in the footsteps of theBecher School , Diergarten’s works are conceptually rigorous, with a documentary-style straightforwardness. Diergarten’s originality, however, lies in the fact that he adds color as a dimension to this austere concept. In his photographs of standard beach cabanas, it is the color that expresses a sense of originality and uniqueness.

For our Collector’s Edition, Diergarten has selected a diptych of two beach cabanas from his series England, which was shot in West Sussex, in the south of England. In their size and shape, the little cabanas bring to mind Diergarten’s other series of French and Belgian beach architecture. Due to the frontal perspective and austere form, the emphasis is on the typological and the serial nature of the two cabanas. Upon closer observation, however, the viewer realizes that the two buildings have different details—such as the trim along the roof of the white house—and thus each one harbors its own originality and uniqueness.

As is the case in many of his works, the artist is interested “in a certain visual school, in slowing down the way we perceive things, and in raising our awareness of the things that surround us,” as Diergarten said in 2005.