Axel Hütte was born in Essen in 1951. Having studied under Bernd Becher at the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie from 1973-81, Hütte is one of the leading proponents of The Düsseldorf School of Photography, a movement which contemporizes the tradition of documentary photography. He is currently based in Düsseldorf and Berlin. Central to Hütte’s practice is the concept of photographic ‘objectivity’, where an image’s impartial technological production is its primary ‘value’ or ‘truth’. In his city and landscapes, Hütte both enhances and complicates this overtly clinical approach to image-making by incorporating devices
more commonly associated with abstract painting, such as mathematically formulated compositions, heightened consciousness of the picture plane, and ‘all overness’ (where every part of the image is considered of equal importance). Breathtakingly beautiful yet emotionally detached, his works exemplify ideas of the contemporary sublime. Hütte’s museum exhibitions include Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MAGASIN Grenoble, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, ZKM, and Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires.
Axel Hütte is a German photographer who was born in 1951. Numerous key galleries and museums such as MGKSiegen have featured Axel Hütte’s work in the past.Axel Hütte’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $165 USD to $60,809 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2000 the record price for this artist at auction is $60,809 USD for Paracelsus Bad, Gesundbrunnen, Rosenthaler Platz, Alexanderplatz, Moritzplatz, Kottbusser Damm, Hermannplatz, Leinestraße., sold at Grisebach in 2021. Axel Hütte has been featured in articles for ARTFORUM, Wallpaper and BBC News. The most recent article is Gallery Weekend Berlin Announces Participating Galleries and Artists written for ArtDaily in August 2021.