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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dirk H. Wilms (born September 1966) is a German artist and photographer whose work consists primarily of conceptual staged self-portraits.

Never willing to compromise his artistic vision, Wilms uses photography to record and elaborate biographical stories and personal life events in a way that goes beyond the merely aesthetic. Often he depicts himself as a nude figure in his compositions, recasting the male nude as something insecure and vulnerable, rather than as a figure of strength. Implicit in his art practice is the idea that an artist's personal investment, deprivation, and sacrifice is a necessary condition of art. The resulting images highlight an intimate and melancholic struggle, enabling the viewer to connect with his work on a deeply personal level.


My work is emotional. I expose myself to life, and I don't hide anything. I always think it is important to be vulnerable, to show things you are ashamed of, especially things you are afraid of,he said. But all my fears over life and death will be gone. What I hope will remain are these self-portraits, telling my brief story.

His photographs have been featured in prestigious art, culture, and gay magazines, and can be found in a variety of private collections. 
 

EXHIBITION

INTERVIEWS & TEXTS

SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

MASCULAR MAGAZINE, UNITED KINGDOM, 2018

ZINE MAGAZINE, JAPAN, 2017

MÄNNER MAGAZINE, GERMANY, 2016

MEIN SCHWULES AUGE 13, GERMANY, 2016

NOISY RAIN WINTER EDITION, JAPAN, 2016

HOMOSURREALISM, UNITED KINGDOM, 2016

SALVE TELEVISION, GERMANY, 2015

OTZ JOURNAL, GERMANY, 2015

THÜRINGISCHE LANDESZEITUNG, GERMANY, 2015

QUEER, GERMANY, 2015

GAY CH MAGAZINE, SWITZERLAND, 2015

ARTCURE MAGAZINE, GREECE, 2015

BLITZ MAGAZINE, GERMANY, 2015

CHUECA MAGAZINE, SPAIN, 2015

HIV PLUS MAGAZINE, USA, 2015

THE PINK SNOUT, ITALY, 2015

OBSCURE, UNITED KINGDOM, 2015

MEIN SCHWULES AUGE 11, GERMANY, 2014

MEN ADDICTED, FRANCE, 2014

GENTE RARA, VENEZUELA, 2014

LAZAGNE ART MAGAZINE, ITALY, 2014

SRDREGE MEN, TURKEY, 2014

ET ALORS?, NETHERLANDS, 2014

TRIBE MAGAZINE, UNITED KINGDOM, 2014

M+ MAGAZINE, GERMANY, 2014

KALTBLUT MAGAZINE, GERMANY, 2014

NOISY RAIN MAGAZINE, JAPAN, 2014

THE UNTOLD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2014

SLAVE MAGAZINE, UNITED KINGDOM, 2014

ULISEX! MAGAZINE, MEXICO, 2013

EDGE MAGAZINE, USA, 2013

MASCULAR MAGAZINE, UNITED KINGDOM, 2013

GET INSPIRED MAGAZINE, GERMANY, 2013

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