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Rakel / Photography


The basis of my work were the squeegees in the film "Gerhard Richter painting". For me, they were not tool, but rather sculpture or artifact with readymade-character.

The fundament of my work was, that I built squeegees myself, gave them a used-look, set them into scene an photographed them. What matters the most is, that they presents themselves just as if they had been protagonist in the production of giant abstract pictures, like from Gerhard Richter – the thing is, there are no pictures made by these squeegees.


Timo Schmidt

Timo Schmidt
Köln, Germany

Timo Schmidt,
ecosign /Akademie für Gestaltung