Axel Hütte

Furka, Schweiz

Axel Hütte
Furka, Schweiz, 1996
C-Print, 42 x 32.5 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur

b. 1951 (Essen, DE), lives and works in Duesseldorf, DE
Axel Hütte draws on the 19th-century artistic tradition of landscape painting in many of his large-format tableaux. Photographed in very different regions of the world, his compositions are not intended to be characteristic representations of a particular place. Instead, he is interested in the construction of a visual space that deals with the theme of sight itself. For example, the diptych “Furka, Switzerland” (1995) conveys a vision of the landscape in which the boundaries between the concrete and the abstract are dissolved.