The DZ BANK Art Collection presents the exhibition Axel Hütte: Distant Views, comprising a selection of 81 landscape photographs compiled by the artist himself.
Axel Hütte has dedicated himself to the theme of landscapes like few other photographers. The images on display were created in the period from 1991 to 2015, representing different creative phases of the artist's career. At the same time, they capture the 'distant views' of nine countries spread over four continents: Brazil, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland and the USA. The photographs show overcast mountain ranges, black ridge formations, Tuscan hills, river views and mist-shrouded rainforests – always entirely devoid of people.
The pictorial style of his images follows the traditions of Italian landscape paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, who used the Sfumato effect in his paintings to cover them with a nebulous haze. Axel Hütte works with a large-format camera, achieving meticulous compositions.
Axel Hütte (born 1951 in Essen) is one of the remarkable photography artists to have come out of the famous Bernd and Hilla Becher class taught at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in the late seventies and early eighties. Also among them are Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse and Andreas Gursky.
Each year, the DZ BANK Art Collection presents four different exhibitions in their Art Foyer, a 300 square-metre exhibition space. Encompassing more than 7000 works by around 800 artists, the Collection focuses on the photographic image in international contemporary art.
Save the date: On Friday 26 February 2016, an artists talk with Axel Hütte and Prof. Dr. Stephan Berg (Director of the Bonn Art Museum) takes place at the Art Foyer.
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