Thomas Mohr, Artist in distribution, Germany, 1954

Thomas Mohr was born in 1954 in Mainz, Germany and currently lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 1985 to 1989 he studied at the Rietveld Academie there. Since the late 1980s, Mohr has been working on a consistent oeuvre of video works and installations in which he systematically and rigorously researches the processes of image generation, and the transformation from perception to experience. His artworks can be situated at the intersection between common media and software; they refer both to conceptual and abstract tendencies in modern art and to automated, computer-generated processes. Thomas Mohr’s earlier works mainly explored abstract imagery; later on, he became fascinated by (digital) photography, basing his newer works on a personal photo archive containing more than 500,000 pictures taken since 1985.