Stainless Steel, Xiamen - 47x68 in. - $19,100
Korfmann's large-format photographs are made up of separate, sequential incidents, re-composed in a single image. The artist's highly detailed photographs are framed in a white shadow box behind plexiglass or museum glass; frames measure 0.5 inches wide and 2 inches deep.
This image is from the series Back Stages, which Korfmann created in collaboration with sculptor Jens Pfeifer. It documents the underappreciated world of manufacturing that is nonetheless essential to the making of artworks and culturally important objects. Traveling the world over a period of 3 years, the artists captured busy production grounds, dye factories, welding workshops, and installation sites. By foregrounding these facilities, they highlight the processes involved in the creation of artwork, from the manufacturing of the materials to the final presentation of the object. Read more here.