Oskar Schmidt (1977) is a young talented German photographer. He has been educated in Giebichenstein and in Leipzig. He composes typically simple, but puzzling photographs. Quite often they are about the interaction between an object, a rather minimalistic environment and in some cases a person. The pose of the person, the object, the environment and their interaction suggest all kinds of things and intimate feelings and thoughts that are not revealed to the observer. This raises many questions with the viewer and triggers his/her imagination. This makes Oskar's pictures very fascinating and shows that his pictures fit very well among many of the works produced by artists from the Leipziger Schule. (Compare also other artists from the Leipziger Schule like Christian Brandl, Matthias Ludwig, Axel Krause, Johannes Rochhausen, Jan Dörre and Michael Dietze.)
Oskar Schmidt has currently an exhibition at Gallery Parrotta Contemporary Art in Stuttgart (till August 14th).