Berlin-based artist Marius Sperlich smartly uses the human body, mainly the face, as background for mini dioramas, surreal compositions, and amusing storytellings.
Obsessed with close-ups that awaken the imagination of viewers, he shows the human body in creative and, sometimes, even strange ways. He treats his photographs like short films and therefore acts in a similar way to a director. There is always a script or basic feeling being followed to ensure that the protagonists convey their ideas perfectly. Preparation is always part of Sperlich’s work, as he plans his productions down to the last detail and then tears them apart to create the character. Something that was perfect cannot be easily tarnished. Making mistakes and contingencies make ideas exciting, real, and tangible. With his work, he aims to make people feel something. Inspired by the feeling of discomfort, it brings the viewer out of their comfort zone.Gabriel Wickbold