SUZANNE PASTOR


Stillleben und Glasbuch - Plastiken


Suzanne Pastor

 

Die Kuratorin und Künstlerin Suzanne Pastor lebt und arbeitet in der böhmischen Hauptstadt seit über 20 Jahren. Zuvor war sie 10 Jahre in Deutschland, wo sie zum ersten Mal der tschechischen Fotografie intensiv in der Rudolf Kicken Galerie in Köln begegnete. 1980 kam sie nach Europa nach ihrer Arbeit am George Eastman House Museum in Rochester, NY und studierte in Kassel bei Floris Neusüß und Klaus Honnef. 1990 gründete sie in Prag das „Prague House of Photography“, das sie als Direktorin und Kuratorin leitete und seinerzeit zu dem wichtigsten Zentrum für tschechische Fotografie wurde. Heute hält sie Vorlesungen, publiziert, berät Sammlungen und widmet sich ihrem eigenen künstlerischem Schaffen.

 

Ihre Werke sind in den Sammlungen von: Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Charles University, Prague; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Myslbek Palace, Prague; Moravian Gallery, Brno; Musee Reattu, Arles; Eli Lemberger Museum of Photography, Israel; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; National Museum of Photography, Jindrichuv Hradec; Joan Flasch Special Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Bratislava FotoFest; Polaroid Corporation Europe and numerous private collections. Sie gewann den Preis "Best Artist Book" auf dem Bratislava Fotofestival im Jahr 2000.


Suzanne Pastor (b. Chicago 16.11.1952; living in Prague since 1990)

 

Suzanne Pastor has lived and worked in the Bohemian capitol for well over 20 years. After study of psychology at Northwestern University, she studied photography briefly under Ken Josephson at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, then worked at the George Eastman House Museum in Rochester, NY. She moved to Europe in 1980 to study in Kassel, Germany, with Floris Neususs and Klaus Honnef, while working at the Rudolf Kicken Gallery in Cologne. She moved to Prague in 1990 to establish Prague House of Photography, where she worked as director and curator while continuing to be active in numerous other activities such as collecting, writing, lecturing and art-making.

 

Her works are fundamentally concerned with the metaphysics of presence. While expressing a superficial dispassion for an intimate, simple, and overlooked non-staged reality, her series of hand-colored still-lifes are vessels that use the camera to transform photographic reality into the more universal art world. They are paintings disguised as photographs, as well as photographs disguised as paintings. "Picture perfect" is the subtitle for works that are visually compelling, symbolically pregnant, evocative and emotional - the simple banality of a bourgeois calm.

 

As a photographic artist, she has produced many photo-related objects, among them works from various series such as "The Jugendstil Album," 1983 (Cologne, Germany), "The Address Book," 1992 -present (Prague, Czech Republic), and the body of work titled "Glass Books," (Cologne and Prague 1983-present).

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Charles University, Prague; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Myslbek Palace, Prague; Moravian Gallery, Brno; Musee Reattu, Arles; Eli Lemberger Museum of Photography, Israel; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; National Museum of Photography, Jindrichuv Hradec; Joan Flasch Special Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Bratislava FotoFest; Polaroid Corporation Europe and numerous private collections. She won first prize at the Bratislava Fotofestival for Best Artist Book 2000 in Central and Eastern Europe


Unikate: Handkolorierte Stillleben / handcoloured Still-lifes

 

50 x 50 cm

Barythpapier und Eiweißlasur / Baryth Paper and albumen colour

 

Unikate: Glasbücher / Glass-Books

 

Unterschiedliche Größen / various sizes

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