PUTPUT is an interdisciplinary Swiss/Danish artist duo established in 2011 and currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Operating at the intersection where conceptual photography, styling, art and design meet.
W The works of "Still life" impress people about PUTPUT. The use of daily items such as sponges, candles and brushes in the images is also intriguing. Could you tell us the reason why you choose still life photograph as your artistic expression?
P We are working with still life photography and photography in general because it gives us the opportunity to direct what we want to be seen. In sculptural or other three dimensional work you are quite of able to move around the object, to discover different perspectives and to decide what you want to see. Photography simply gives us the means to both document and decide what we want the audience to see…maybe we are control freaks!
W What is the most essential factor of your creative process?
P The most central aspect is the idea, is the idea strong enough or interesting enough to pursue and realize.
W Your works are simple, neat and distinctive. What have influenced your creativity?
P We are very influenced by traditional still life paintings from the 16th or 17th century and also advertising.
W How do art and design affect your lifestyle? In other words, what is your day made up of?
P Our days are made up of work, work and more work! It could be research one day, sourcing objects, making objects, photographing in the studio, printing images and framing them, working on exhibitions and getting things ready for different publications or working on commissions for different clients. Everyday is different!