Albrecht Fuchs, Heimo Zobernig, Wien 2021, II, 2021, C-Print, 53,5 x 43 cm
A⃝ is the first solo exhibition of Albrecht Fuchs at Gallery Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman. Fuchs, who studied photography in Essen from 1986-1993, is especially engaged in portrait photography. In his practice he created multiple works with international artistic personalities. Medium-format color separations characterise Fuchs’ formal strands for years and his portrait series is steadily growing, including longer-lasting portrait sequences.
The portraits shown are as pragmatic as they are sensitive — Albrecht Fuchs has for many years been a colleague who is highly esteemed by those portrayed. The work is mostly created in studios or private spaces as well as outdoors and other surroundings. Fuchs uses a subtle approach, naturally incident light and a standing or lying representation of the protagonist, which gives the images his characteristic expression. The secret of his portraits lies in the perfect measure of closeness and distance between the photographic actor and the sitter.
In his exhibition in Innsbruck, the artist will show new works created in the last six months, within various stays in Austria, featuring some renowned Austrian colleagues. In addition to older portraits, the exhibition is supplemented with artworks of portrayed artistic personalities. Among the personalities are Herbert Brandl, Heimo Zobernig and Eva Bodnar. In addition to the works by Albrecht Fuchs, works by Thomas Feuerstein, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon, Franz West and Joahnnes Wohnseifer will be shown.
Albrecht Fuchs was born in 1964 in Bielefeld and lives and works in Cologne. He studied visual communication with a focus on Photography at Gesamthochschule Essen and is known for his portrait photography. His works have been shown at Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2102), Galerie Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2013), Galerie Nagel/Draxler, Köln, Berlin (2016 and 2020), Kunstmuseum Bonn (2016), Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna (2017) and Kölnischer Kunstverein (2018). His survey show Album – Portraits 1989 - 2020 at Museum für Photographie Braunschweig (2020) and Kunsthaus Nürnberg is having a third station at Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren - running until November 2021.