Tina Hage’s work is concerned with the investigation of the infinite points of view that can co-exist within social, political or architectural structures. She is interested in creating a moment where unexpected viewpoints and an can be activated, negotiated and explored.
Her work is influenced by a wide spectrum of sources that ranges from contemporary photojournalistic imagery to Baroque paintings. These sources show often the everyday in society and display iconic moments.
Initially her position is the one of an observer. In her works she then either deconstructs or creates new gestures, to reinterpret or subvert the essence of an idea.
Hage’s works may take the form of photographic prints, sculpture, video or installation but is rooted within a contemporary photographic discourse. The ways in which a viewer approaches an image are constantly renegotiated within her practice to allow the possibility of new ways of making.
Tina Hage is a London-based artist. She studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany and completed her MFA at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2009.
Recent shows include New Position, ArtCologne with Thomas Rehbein Gallery; Arbeit/Labour, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; she also won the Renewal Award 2011 for her work in Deptford X, London. Her works are part of the Fotomuseum Winterthur collection in Switzerland and the Goldsmiths University of London collection.
Tina Hage is represented by Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Cologne.