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Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Sara Perovic - Dragan

Jun 26, 2019

When it comes to my father, he is the man I used to idolize most of my life. Yet as a child I had to compete for his attention with his primary obsession: tennis. Both my dad and my grandpa were tennis players and tennis coaches, so I basically grew up on a tennis court. It used to be my dad’s playground, where his needs to be the center of attention were always met.  

Through project ‚Dragan’ I started to research the relationship between my dad, me and tennis. This project is still work in progress as I still haven’t decided which story to tell. Yet through it a new body of work called ’My Father’s Legs’ was created. It will be published as a book by J&L Books in spring 2020. Designed and edited by Jason Fulford.

Artist Blog

The blog of Der Greif is written entirely by the artists who have been invited to doing an Artist-Feature. Every week, we have a different author.

My Father’s Legs

Jul 02, 2019 - Sara Perovic

Everything has started with my mother telling me that she fell in love with my father because of his beautiful legs. He was earning some extra money for us spending a lot of time on tennis courts. His obsession with tennis became mine. I’m photographing obsessively my partner’s legs in different tennis positions in our daily life mixes between concept art and art-as-therapy.


This project will be published in spring 2020 by J&L Books.

Curated and designed by Jason Fulford.

Phelim Hoey – La Machine

Jul 01, 2019 - Sara Perovic

I met Phelim for the first time at the ISSP Summer School 2018 in Latvia where I saw his dummy about this work.  I found impressive his obsessive depiction of body and its functioning. As ‘La Machine’ is an intimate work, here is more about the project explained through Phelim’s words:


‘For most people the body is self-evident. We always feel like we can rely on it’s functioning and that these don’t require any of our immediate attention. In a specific situation, like a disease, its functioning can suddenly become the subject of reflection. Autonomy and independence are important in this society, and often a big part of one’s identity. In my case, being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it is no longer self-evident that the body carries out actions, sometimes not even the simplest. These experiences lead to alienation, fear and an instrumental vision towards the body. With the loss of the certainty of a functioning body, the identity is also compromised.

Who I am and how the diagnose and disease influences my identity is something I will research the coming year. I also strongly feel the need to re-interpret accuracy and personalize measuring concepts of pain and the measuring of the self.’

Tomohiro Hanada – Unser Auto

Jun 29, 2019 - Sara Perovic

Tomohiro Hanada (1986) is a Japanese visual artist and photographer based in Berlin. He works with conceptual colorful narratives drawing ideas from everyday life and street photography. He is a graduate of Neue Schule Für Fotografie in Berlin and Omura Beauty Fashion College in Fukuoka, Japan. He has worked in New York and London as a designer’s assistant and stylist before he moved towards photography.


I wanted to show his work as I am obsessed with cars, too.


This is what he says about his project: ‘I walk around the city and look at cars parked alongside the road. They all reflect the same surroundings, yet depending on their color, shape or the angle you observe them from, or even their cleanliness, you discover a completely new mysterious world. A tree reflected in a brilliant red car looks like a painting of Japanese maple in autumn, but in an older car with a sharp angle, that same tree turns into abstract artwork, while the dust of a long unwashed car becomes part of the tree’s design. While reflected in the cars around, the world we live in feels simply a little bit bigger.’

Dorothee Waldenmaier – Naturausschnitte I-II

Jun 28, 2019 - Sara Perovic

»Naturausschnitte« I and II are part of a four-part series by the photographer Dorothee Waldenmaier. It focuses on the perception of nature in different ways. The pictures show parts of everyday, urban and often overlooked natural spaces. Within the work the hidden and casual is revealed in different ways. The casual is put into a new light.
The ordinary becomes exotic.


Dorothee Waldenmaier is a photographer who works and lives in Berlin. Her works varies between tenderness, rationality and abstraction. Her more actual work is Fluss (River) –  a book depicting a river surfaces forming a floating textural game.

Between Bodies

Jun 27, 2019 - Sara Perovic

Between Bodies’ is one of my long term ongoing projects. It is a collection of feelings, states of mind, individuals and objects. It is a reflection and mirror of my state of mind – floating in constant research of who I am and how I feel, floating and taking a deep breath. It is a state of constant self-therapy, a fluent narration that provides me with a feeling of loneliness even when I’m surrounded by hundreds of people.


In the next posts I will present some of my works and some works I admire with in common, in my opinion, a little dose of  obsession