About the German photographer, Axel HÜTTE (*1951 in Essen).

Axel HÜTTE studied from 1973 to 1981 in the photo class at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf with Bernd BECHER. He works as a freelance photographer. In addition to clearly documentary works, since the late 1990s he has also turned to more painterly subjects. He reflects on the mimetic possibilities of photography. The question of his photographic work is not the exact image of reality by means of the camera, but the reflection of the relationship between image and imagination. Axel HÜTTE lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Photo books by and with works by Axel HÜTTE (a selection)

'Fotografie 1981-1988' (1988); 'Aus der Distanz' (1991, zusammen mit Arbeiten von Bernd und Hilla BECHER, Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Thomas RUFF, Thomas STRUTH, Petra WUNDERLICH); 'Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain' (1992); 'London' (1993); 'Italien' (1993); 'Landschaft' (1995); 'Theorea' (1996); 'Rheingau. Fotografien' (2000, zus. mit Arbeiten von Albert RENGER-PATZSCH); 'fecit' (2000); 'Einsicht - Ansicht - Aussicht. Architekturphotographie' (2000, zus. mit Arbeiten von Andreas GURSKY, Canidda HÖFER, Thomas RUFF, Thomas STRUTH); 'As Dark as Light' (2001); 'Zwischen Schönheit und Sachlichkeit' (2002, zus. mit Arbeiten von Boris BECKER, Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Thomas RUFF, Thomas STRUTH); 'Kontinente. Landschaftsfotografien' (2002); 'Terra Incognita' (2004); 'North South' (2006); 'After Midnight' (2006); 'En Tierras Extrañas' (2008); 'Out of Darkness' (2009); 'Towards the Wood' (2010); 'Der rote Bulli. Stephen Shore und die Neue Düsseldorfer Fotografie' (2010); 'Night and Day / Frühwerk' (2017); 'Fotografien werden Bilder: Die Becher-Klasse' (2017); 'Die Düsseldorfer Photoschule. Photographien 1961-2008' (2017); 'Imperial–Majestic–Magical' (2018); 'Rhein: Der Fluss in der Fotografie seit 1846' (2021, zus. mit Arbeiten von Andreas GURSKY u.v.m.)

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Out-of-print volume 'As Dark As Light' contains a set of 16 nocturnal photographs made by Axel HÜTTE in various cities around the world. Aside from the underlying theme of night photography, the works are united by the strict geometry of the compositions.
from 24,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
Photo-text volume 'The Düsseldorf School of Photography' traces its ascendancy from the mid-1970s. Filled with superb reproductions of the artists' best-known pictures, this compendium offers the first encyclopaedic overview of this important movement.
0,00 € Weight 2.4 kg
The focus of the catalog illuminating the early phase of the BECHER school is on the mutual influences between the image concepts emerging in Düsseldorf and the innovations of the 'New-Color Photography' and the 'New Topographics' movement in the U.S..
198,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
Long time out-of-print catalog volume 'Aus der Distanz' features works by Bernd and Hilla BECHER as well as by Becher students Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Axel HÜTTE, Thomas RUFF, Thomas STRUTH as well as Petra WUNDERLICH. And it contains two texts.
68,00 € *
Paperback with photo works by Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Axel HÜTTE, Thomas RUFF und Thomas STRUTH
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The volume 'Theorea' by Axel HÜTTE contains works from 1994 to 1996, showing industrial areas on the outskirts of the city, company premises in the green and Tuscan cultural landscape, seen through the concrete pillars of a utility building - no people.
from 20,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
In his volume 'Kontinente' Axel HÜTTE presents us his photographic vision of the earth in its climatic and geological diversity - a vision that moves between the poles of realism and romanticism. Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom wrote the accompanying texts.
29,80 € *
Out-of-print double photo volume on the work of German photographer Axel HÜTTE accompanied his exhibitions 'Night and Day', with works created between 1995 and 2017, and 'Frühwerk', which focused on his early work with photos taken between 1978 and 1995.
248,00 € Weight 4.9 kg
'Imperial. Majestic. Magical' accompanied an Austrian Axel HÜTTE exhibition. It contains older cycles and newer works. Front portraits meet shimmering figures with a landscape character, Venetian cityscapes meet current photographs of the lagoon city.
24,00 € Weight 1 kg
'Fotografien werden Bilder' contains works by 9 Becher class graduates Volker DÖHNE, Andreas GURSKY, Candida HÖFER, Alex HÜTTE, Tata RONKHOLZ, Thomas RUFF, Jörg SASSE, Thomas STRUTH and Petra WUNDERLICH, who have reformulated the perception of photography
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Exhibitions (a selection)
  • 1989: Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam (NL)
    1992: Artists' Colony Darmstadt
    1993: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
    1995: Rhenish State Museum, Bonn
    1996: Kunstverein Wolfsburg
    1997: Kunstverein Hanover
    2001: Art Gallery Emden
    2004: Museo de Arte Moderno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (ARG)
    2010: 'Towards the Wood', Gallery Ruzicska, Salzburg
    2011: Gallery Tolksdorf, Frankfurt/M. & Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid
    2012: Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
    2013: Palacio Municipal de Exposiciones Kiosco Alfonso, La Coruña, (ES)
    2014: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT) & Paisaje Escindido, Museo San Telmo, San Sebastián (ES)
    2017: 'Night and Day', Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (Germany)
    2017/18: 'The Early Work', Quadrat Bottrop
    2018: 'On the road - in the distance', Museum Franz Gertsch Burgdorf (CH); 'Imperial - Majestic - Magical', Kunsthalle Krems
    2019: 'Cosmos Tropical', Gallery Daniel Marzona
    2020: 'FLuORESCENCE', Gallery Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt am Main