A Room full of Chairs, 2023, photogravure with surface roll, 10 x 14 in. on 15 x 18 in
A Shakerbox full of Chairs, 2022, sculpture Shaker box with lens, paper and LED lights,11 x 8 x 5 in.
St. Jerome’s Dark Chamber, 2023, photogravure with surface roll, 11 x 11 in. on 16 x 15 in
The Dark Chamber of St.Jerome, 2022, sculpture Wooden box with lens, covered in japanese silk, wood and plaster with LED lights, 16 x 13 x 11 in
Cabinet of Buttons, 2023, photogravure with surface roll, 11 x 11 in. on 16 x 15 in
Cabinet of Buttons Box, 2022, sculpture Wooden box with lens covered with Japanese silk, buttons, wood, metal and paper and LED lights, 11 x 13 x 9 in
Gloomy Artists Studio, 2022, photogravure with surface roll , 11 x 11 in. on 16 x 15 in
Lunch Box Studio, 2022, sculpture Lunchbox with lens, paper, paint and LED lights, 10.5 x 5 x 8 in
Lothar Osterburg is a German-born, New York-based artist and master printer in intaglio, who works in sculpture, photography, printmaking and video. He is best known for photogravures featuring rough small-scale models of rustic structures, water and air vessels, and imaginary cities, staged in evocative settings and photographed to appear life-size to disorienting, mysterious or whimsical effect. New York Times critic Grace Glueck writes that Osterburg’s rich-toned, retro prints “conjur[e] up monumental phenomena by minimal means”; Judy Pfaff describes his work as thick with film noir–like atmosphere, warmth, reverie, drama and timelessness.
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Photogravure in Art: Studio Visit with Lothar Osterburg
Discover the inspiration and techniques behind Lothar Osterburg’s art in this exclusive studio visit. Music composed by Elizabeth Brown. Performed by the Momenta Quartet & Elizabeth Brown on Theremin.