The photographic artist Axel Hütte ranks among the most important representatives of the Düsseldorf School of Photography. He is considered a ‘landscape painter’ among contemporary photographers, although alongside the topic of landscape, a further focus of his work is on architecture. Axel Hütte draws his motifs from the urbanity of major cities, from Alpine glaciers and the South-American jungle. His photographs surprise the viewer with their unusual pictorial structures and phenomena of perception, thus localizing his photographic work far beyond the documentary.
This largest exhibition to date of the Düsseldorf photographer presents approximately 70 large-scale daytime and night-time pictures created between 1995 and 2017, including a number of works from Canada and the USA, which have never been shown publicly. Axel Hütte started his cycle of night pictures with sparsely lit landscapes and in later years focussed his attention on illuminated metropolises on different continents.