Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs

Broken Street, 2008

Gelatin-silver print, 84 x 103 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2009-020-006
© Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs
Taiyo Onorato, b. 1979 (Zurich, CH); Nico Krebs, b. 1979 (Winterthur, CH), live and work in Zurich, CH

America as the heart of collective dreams—the highway, the expanse, the route west, all of which are invoked and deconstructed by Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. Ultimately, the interplay between direct, analogue photography and its expansion through sculptural processes leaves one wondering if the sky is really blue—and rightly so. With instinctive certainty the artists let their imagination run free with clichés such as the “unlimited opportunities” of America or the authenticity of photography.