Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Cut outs

Apr 27, 2021 - Jessica Backhaus

It gives me great pleasure to share a sneak preview of my upcoming book publication

cut outs (Kehrer Verlag). The book will be released on the 10th of May 2021.


“Up to now, painting was like photography in color. But color was always employed as a means to describe something. Abstract art is the premise of a liberation from the old pictorial formula. A genuinely new form of painting will emerge the day we understand that color has a life of its own, that the endless combinations of colors bear poetry and a poetic language way more expressive than the older forms. This mysterious language has to do with vibrations, the very life of a color. In this domain, new possibilities are infinite.”


– Sonia Delaunay, 1949