seen at KLEMM’S Berlin , THE VIRTUE OF BALANCE, Sept 09 to Okt 22 2016

Jan Groover

“Good to look at, good to think about.”

John Szarkowski, director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1962 to 1991, in Jan Groover: Photographs, New York 1993.

Jan Groover’s photographic works are relevant and groundbreaking artworks that helped facilitate the acceptance of photography as an art form.

Jan Groover, 1943-2012, born in Plainfield, New Jersey, turned away from abstract painting in the early 1970s and began experimenting with the medium of photography. – Groover eliminated the documentary elements from her works, still lifes and people, and challenged the limits of the medium, investigating the relationship between the elements of her works, creating, in a sense, abstraction.


© Jan Groover, Untitled (0647), 1980, platinum-palladium contact print, 20,3 x 25,5 cm, edition of 15
© Jan Groover, Untitled (KSL 63.1), 1978, chromogenic print, 50,8 x 61 cm, edition of 3

copyright Jan Groover, courtesy Janet Bordon, Inc., New York