DIVAS+HEROES

In “Divas+Heroes”, Hannes Schmid presents us with a project completed only in 2008. In this collection of works, he empathizes with the iconic status imposed upon the pictured stars. Hannes Schmid gives his rock and pop idols a superhuman stature with powers of attraction that are difficult to resist. Typically, he refrains from general characterization and accepts individual personalities within a society. Hannes Schmid makes deliberate use of dimension to strengthen the emotional reaction evoked in the observer.
A special printing process highlighting the visible halftoning gives the rock stars the illusion of inviolability and immortality. Hannes Schmid took the structure for his pictures from the star cuts that appeared in pop magazines in the 1970s and 80s, which, when stuck together, resulted in a poster. The adolescents who put these posters up on their walls were then surrounded with an illusion that was subjected to their desire for reality.

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