Jochen Lempert’s photographs begin with an encounter: his meeting with plants and animals, real or artificial representations in urban or rural settings, museum displays, scientific books, and more. The resulting images display a certain ease, a proximity that speaks to his comfort around his subjects. Rather than applying his scientific knowledge to what he photographs, he visually invites meaning through the act of seeing.
Produced on the occasion of the solo exhibition Jochen Lempert at Portikus in Frankfurt, Pairs collects a mix of new and older photos, in a sequence composed by Lempert to exhibit different ways to look at pairs.
Pairs contains, in addition to numerous photographs by the artist, an essay (in English and German) by Portikus Director Yasmil Raymond. Concept by Jochen Lempert in collaboration with Alexander Mayer. Designed by Roger Willems.
Roma Publications, 2022.