Axel Hütte

Furka, Schweiz (I), 1995

C-print/Diasec, each 205 x 162 x 6 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 1997-008-001
© Axel Hütte

Axel Hütte
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.