Axel Hütte - Räume

1 Jun 2024 – 27 Jul 2024

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12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 14:00

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GALERIE WILMA TOLKSDORF is pleased to announce the new solo exhibition by Axel Hütte. Under the title RÄUME, the presented works reflect Hütte's photographic exploration of image realities.


Instead of realistically reflecting space, Axel Hütte's works focus on the development of space as an image. The color inversion of particular works repeatedly breaks with the familiar visual experience of the reflected architecture.
Executed as glass prints on highly polished stainless steel plates, the reflection of perception and shifted aesthetics of spatiality are echoed and intensified – the result is a shimmering phantom version of the familiar.

An additional rupture is created by the works in the exhibition, whose real light and/or color conditions have not been influenced. The precise structuring of Axel Hütte's photographic motifs again creates an irritation of the usual perception of space. In the juxtaposition “the usual ‘direction’ for reading images – from reality to fantasy – no longer holds. The inverted colors establish their own reality, and the realistic shot has its own phantasms”[1].

Axel Hütte (*1951) is among the internationally most renowned artists working in the medium of photography. Works by Axel Hütte are represented in important national and international collections and are published in numerous monographs. Extensive solo exhibitions have been shown recently at the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, the Josef-Albers-Museum Quadrat, Bottrop, the Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf and the Kunsthalle Krems, among others. Works from the Oberschwaben series are published in the recent catalogue Axel Hütte. Reflexio.

[1] Julian Heynen, „Inverted Baroque, Mirrored Landscapes“, in: Axel Hütte. Reflexio, Berlin 2023, S. 10.

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