presentation | representation
Albrecht Fuchs: Mark Leckey, London 2001, C-Prints; Courtesy Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne
Albrecht Fuchs: Daniel Richter, Berlin 2004, C-Prints; Courtesy Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne
Albrecht Fuchs: Jonathan Meese, Mönchengladbach 2003, C-Prints; Courtesy Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne

Mark Leckey, London 2001; Daniel Richter, Berlin 2004; Jonathan Meese, Mönchengladbach 2003, C-Prints
Courtesy Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne

Albrecht Fuchs has become known for his portraits of artists. The hazard for any photographers taking pictures of this cohort is that they will double an already well-known image of the prominent person, or be taken in by a practiced self-presentation. Although Fuchs plays with expectations of identification and recognition, he goes beyond the usual poses to show his protagonists in almost private moments as pensive individuals, at once introspective and self-aware.

  • 1964
    born in Bielefeld, lives in Cologne  
  • 1986–1993
    studied at the University of Essen  
  • since 1991
    freelance photographer  
  • 2004
    lecturer at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts  
  • 2006–2007
    lecturer at Dusseldorf Academy of Arts 
  • Artists' Database
  • www.albrechtfuchs.de