ARTIST STATEMENT (SHORT BIO / ENGLISH VERSION)
German artist Frank Uhlig, based in the Stuttgart metropolitan area, has been working as a professional photographer since the 1990s and also as a tutor in photography in recent years.
After graduating, he followed his fascination for photography, starting out as an assistant to a fashion photographer. From there he was trained at a classic photography school and worked with various high-profile photography studios. The experience gained during his professional career covers the entire domain of photography, from analogue b/w processing, digital image post processing and graphic design to fully edited photo productions.
For the last 15 years he has been dedicating himself to university art education teaching fine-art and applied photography, post processing, analogue darkroom processing and print design.
Parallel to this, he pursues his own artistic projects, currently exploring and interweaving perceptions of motion, time and space. The key compositional features of his work are line, plane, texture and colour. Many of his works are reminiscent of classic artistic techniques, like printing, etching and painting without ever attempting to copy them. He is intrigued by the idea of sounding out the uniqueness of photography – sometimes pushing it to its limits. He objects to any kind of dogmatism.
In his freelance work Frank Uhlig is not interested in the alleged “objectivity” of photography, he intentionally creates subjective images. His works are meant to interpret rather than document, deliberately defying the classic approach of capturing a single, unique moment.
His works span a wide array of topics, often originating in every-day situations and subject to continuous change. Creating sufficient space for “speculation” to awaken within the viewer the fascination of the vague and blurred is one of the artist’s prime objectives.
Frank Uhlig’s works have received numerous accolades and awards. He is always interested in projects and for collaborations.