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Hard Theory

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Thomas Sing
  • Studio
    Thomas Sing
  • Website
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'Do you too, sometimes, stare with big open eyes into the sun?'

"HARD THEORY: theoría" deals with the possibilities of metaphysical knowledge in a (post-)postmodern society. Inspired by French and Italian Theory (Georges Bataille, Gianni Vattimo, etc.) I have attempted to photographically depict the fragile boundary between the religious and the profane.

Photo book with texts in German and English
96 pages, Softcover, 16.5 x 24 cm
ISBN 978-3-00-067091-6
All photos by Thomas Sing; texts by Alexandra Keiner, Chiara Padovan and Thomas Sing.


All through my life I have been seeking to transcend my body and my mind through all sorts of experiences – physically, intellectually, ritually.

An almost innate discipline paired with an obsessive nature fuels this search to this day into my artistic practice.

To go deeper is to experience new things, is to learn new ways to share the experience with others.

Therefore my artistic practice is both insular and communioning, both of the soul and the flesh.

Awards 2017 Px3 (category: book fine art) for Until I Break (limited edition collector's book)
2013 Px3 (category: fine art) for La Méditation (200x140 cm, fresco print on plaster and canvas)