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Albrecht Fuchs: Portraits
Albrecht Fuchs: Portraits

Albrecht Fuchs: Portraits


120 Pages, 9.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9783936859591

Rights: US & CA

Snoeck Publishing Company (Nov 2019)

Price: $39.95


Albrecht Fuchs, born in 1964 in Bielefeld, is a portrait artist who works with photography. His methodology of respectful distance and loving empathy leads to a strange tension in his photographs, despite the quietude and equilibrium in the compositions. Naturally, the people portrayed in the meticulously constructed images, both in terms of the use of light and color composition, stare with a serious demeanor. They would like to appear sympathetic and as result are a little lost in reverie. And yet upon closer inspection one feels there is a sense of authenticity in the moment here which one would normally be denied. With a few of his more prominent portraits, including Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, and Paul McCarthy, Albrecht Fuchs appears to be our constant companion in magazines or daily newspapers. This current volume contains a large number of photographs selected and ordered by Albrecht Fuchs for the first time.

Author Biography

Albrecht Fuchs (b. 1964) studied photography at the Gesamthochschule Essen from 1986 until 1993. He lives and works in Cologne, where he had his recent show at the Kölnische Kunstverein with 31 Portraits in 2018. Starting in the volume Contemporary German Photography at Taschen, Albrecht Fuchs is permanently working on his career being the artists' photographer. 2008 the Snoeck book »Portraits« has been nominated for the »Deutsche Börse Photography Prize«. With his talent Albrecht Fuchs participated at numerous shows thematically based on the portray, amongst others 2018 at Kunstraum Düsseldorf, 2017 at Kunstverein Oldenburg, 2016 at Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2015 at Kunsthalle Nuremberg, 2012 at Dan Davening Projects in Chicago, and 2007 at Museum Ludwig. Marc von Schlegell works regularly as an international art writer and describes himself as an American science fiction writer and cultural critic. He lives in Germany and the U.S. His novels include Venusia (20015), which was honor's listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Mercury Station (2009) and Sundogz (2015). Projects from recent years include writing The Lepidopters (2012–2014, a comic book/rock opera originating in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, co-curating the exhibition Dystopia at the CAPC Bordeaux in 2011, and scripting the Ben Rivers film, "Slow Action" (2010). His father was sculptor David von Schlegell and his mother is poet Susan Howe.