Arno Nollen (1964) makes use of repetition: he presents different images in a photo series as a sequence in an exhibition, a short story or book. It makes you pay attention to difference and similarity. Tiny differences can then trigger and amplify a range of sensations within the viewer: fascination, mollification, rejection and discontent.
His personal obsessions, doubts and feelings of tenderness often coincide with those of the portrayed. The work doesn’t focus on any absolute ideals of beauty or aesthetic discourses. The only norm is the precision that Nollen manages to visualize his emotions with.