Coincidences: Stefan Draschan



ISBN: 9783775745581 Category:

Angela Stief


Some individuals strikingly resemble the art they are viewing, and Stefan Draschan has developed a special perspective on these picturesque correspondences. While strolling through the museums of Europe, Draschan captured similarities between the works of art and the people looking at them, noticing similar colors, patterns, hairdos, or physical posture. The artist has created astonishing visual moments that can be comic, poetic, surprising, but never contrived. The series, which he began working on in 2015, initially started with photo competitions by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the magazine art-Das Kunstmagazin. It immediately took off on the Internet, where the international communities on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram have liked and shared his photographs millions of times. Exhibitions followed, and now the latest pictures from the series are being published in a light-hearted gift book.

Additional information

Weight 292 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 19.9 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 9 September 2019
Number of pages 120
Format Other book format
Dimensions 15.6 x 19.9 cm
Weight 292 g


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STEFAN DRASCHAN (*1979, Austria) is a photographer, bicycle activist, and commutes between Vienna, Berlin, Naples, and Paris. Besides the series People Matching Artworks, he has published other successful blogs on photo series, such as People Sleeping in Museums, People Touching Artworks, and Cars Matching Homes.