Hi, we are PUTPUT, an interdisciplinary Swiss/Danish artist duo based in Copenhagen and working within the fields of conceptual still life photography, sculpture and publishing

Established in 2011 by Stephan Friedli (CH) and Ulrik Martin Larsen (DK), PUTPUT is neatly placed between input and output, navigating the busy intersection where photography, installation and design meet.

PUTPUT is the visual and conceptual meeting of two minds, a collaboration in thought and practice. A shared and deeply rooted fascination with metaphysical relationships connected to everyday objects guides and perpetuates our work.

A humoristic undercurrent runs through the reduced, ambiguous and profoundly superficial visual universe that defines PUTPUT. Playful constructions, transient in their nature, transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Ideas, concepts and the notion of creating fictional but recognizable object typologies are at the very core of our artistic practice. The highly stylized visual universe has references to Pop Art, surrealism and reinterprets classical genres such as still life through a contemporary lens.

We undertake a meticulous interrogation and research of our a immediate surroundings through ideas and concepts to purposely build connections between meaning, expression and artifact; reinventing and reconfiguring the context and expression of objects leads to new questions that beg to be answered through the objects and images themselves. We set out to create self-explanatory images that challenge perception through juxtapositions of objects, both manmade and natural in the hope that the viewer might look twice or more and to maybe upon that second glance discover something unexpected or unseen.

Selected projects

We work with contemporary still life photography,
sculpture, publishing, installation and objects.

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Latest news

  • April 2016

    Les Rencontres Arles

    Summer is lurking just around the corner and we are beyond excited to announce that we are part of "Fabulous Failures", an exhibition curated by Erik Kessels at Les Rencontres Arles opening on the 4th July 2016 until the 25th September 2016. The exhibition is accompanied by the great new book Failed It compiled by Erik Kessels and published by Phaidon.

  • April 2016

    Darmst├Ądter Tage Der Fotografie

    We will be exhibiting an excerpt from our "Photography On" series at the Darmst├Ądter Tage Der Fotografie from the 22nd - 24th April 2016. Our work will be on view at Haus Olbrich. The city is packed with photography for the weekend and represents ample opportunity to take in the exhibitions and join the symposium or workshops.

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Let's join forces! We have had the pleasure of completing commissions for a number of international clients, we hope you might be the next adventure.

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We also do products

Recently we have started expanding our practise to include different
objects and products, using means of mass production, we disrupt the process and create unique items in limited numbers.

More objects, publications and products are added continuously.

Project overview