Photography

Neüssus, Floris (1937)

The German artist promptly became a pioneer of photographic art when he decided, in the 1960s, to develop camera-less photography. Renewing and enhancing the photogram process, Floris Neussus improved its technical, conceptual and visual possibilities. A photogram is created by placing the subject on light-sensitive paper or film and once exposed to light, the shape of the subject appears, creating a negative image as if a painter had used light instead of pigments. Inspired by Lazlo Moholo Nagy’s compositions as well as the Surrealists and Man Ray’s rayographs, Floris Neussus questions the essence of the human form and of nature in a dreamlike and contrasting manner that makes black and white, light and shadow, positive and negative as well as movement and stillness collide. By removing the subjects from their physical traditional environment, the photographer depicts an abstract absence and yet an unattainable presence, a detachment from the substantial world that illustrates his words: “perspective and horizon are absent from photograms, so the space is theoretically unending.”

Tags / Floris Neussus - German Photographer - Art - Light - Abstraction
Floris Neüssus, Body (KOR 42), 1967
Floris Neüssus, Body (KOR 42), 1967
Floris Neüssus, Body (KOR B27), 1963
Floris Neüssus, Body (KOR B27), 1963
Floris Neüssus, Calla, 1996
Floris Neüssus, Calla, 1996
Floris Neüssus, Chemical Landscape, 1984
Floris Neüssus, Chemical Landscape, 1984
Floris Neüssus, Untitled, Berlin, 1963
Floris Neüssus, Untitled, Berlin, 1963
Floris Neüssus, Untitled, Kassel, 1969
Floris Neüssus, Untitled, Kassel, 1969
Floris Neüssus, Storm's Image, Kassel, 1984
Floris Neüssus, Storm's Image, Kassel, 1984
Floris Neüssus, Juggler, Kassel, 1968
Floris Neüssus, Juggler, Kassel, 1968
Floris Neüssus, Crumpled Paper, 1983
Floris Neüssus, Crumpled Paper, 1983
Floris Neüssus, Mathematic Model, 2004
Floris Neüssus, Mathematic Model, 2004
Floris Neüssus, Poppy Seed, 1998
Floris Neüssus, Poppy Seed, 1998
Floris Neüssus, Poppy Seed, date unknown
Floris Neüssus, Poppy Seed, date unknown
Floris Neüssus, Nudogram,  Munich, 1963
Floris Neüssus, Nudogram, Munich, 1963
Floris Neüssus, Nudogram, Kassel, 1968
Floris Neüssus, Nudogram, Kassel, 1968
Floris Neüssus, Quartz Study, 1998
Floris Neüssus, Quartz Study, 1998
Floris Neüssus, Sunflower, 1994
Floris Neüssus, Sunflower, 1994
Floris Neüssus, Untitled (3), Kassel, 1969
Floris Neüssus, Untitled (3), Kassel, 1969
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