“I have been travelling to far away countries for 38 years, that is to say, I have been in all the places that appear in my photographs.”

 

In the exhibition In anderen Welten – In Other Worlds – Axel Hütte (Essen, 1951) presents studies on different methods of contemplating landscapes. The images are conceptual and avoid narrative elements.

 

The works also give a sense of timelessness while spatial locations and proportions are likewise not unequivocally noticeable, thus encouraging the viewer to imagine them. The reproduction of what is visible is the basis of the photographs but through the construction of drama by means of specific lighting the artist produces works of great “hallucinogenic sobriety”[1].

 

Deciphering the images is the challenge; a task that offers a space of freedom for individual interpretations.

[1] Rudolf Schmitz, As Dark as Light, Schirmer/Mosel Verlag / Huis Marseille, Amsterdam 2001

 

 

 

 

 

Gerlache Strait 1, Antarctic, 2017. Inkjet print. 135 x 165 cm. Cortesía del artista y Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.

 

Lemaire Channel 2, Antarctic, 2017. Inkjet print. 115 x 145 cm. Cortesía del artista y Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.

 

Niagara Falls, Canadá, 2016. Inkjet print. 157 x 257 cm. Cortesía del artista y Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.

 

Rettenbachferner, Austria, 2014. Inkjet print. 187 x 147 cm each. Cortesía del artista y Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.

 

Perú 3, 2017. Inkjet print. 157 x 257 cm. Cortesía del artista y Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.

 

A Whiter Shade of Pale, 2017. HD Video, 3′ 15”. Cortesía del artista y Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.

 

Vista de la exposición. Axel Hütte, In anderen Welten, 2018. Cortesía del artista y Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid. © Joaquín Cortés.