Sascha Pohle is a visual artist working in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf. He graduated from the the Städelschule in Frankfurt and from the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2007 and has since exhibited extensively in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Taiwan, South Korea and China.
Drawing from various film and art historical references, Sascha Pohle mimics, reinterprets and deals with stereotypical representations of our visual culture, built through collections, memories and cultural appropriations. His practice spans a broad range of media including film, photography and installation. For many years he investigates the themes of identity challenging the complex concept of authenticity, issues of authorship, fact and fiction, original and copy. „When I was a kid I wanted to become an actor. Instead I became an artist intrigued by seeing others re-enacting and seeing myself acting as a re-enactor.“
In a lot of Pohle’s recent work packaging and containerization plays a leading role. Left-over objects of daily use, commodities and (media) artifacts become represented in a new time / space context and are imbued with historical evocations. By a (subjective) scrambling, rearrangement and spatial displacement of artifacts Pohle addresses how memories contain or are themselves contained.