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Jürgen Norbert Fux

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Jürgen Norbert Fux

Juergen Norbert Fux was born in 1975 in Anif, close to the city of Salzburg. He currently lives there as well as in Miami, USA. The centre of his artistic work is the portrait photography. Printed onto glass- plastic substrates, onto hides and skins which are either framed or supported by steel and stainless steel – those materials create a complex, three-dimensional photo-object.

Inspired by his previous profession as a butcher, the artist Juergen Fux aims to focus within his art to build a connection between humans and animals. Doing so, using his passion for portrait photography printed on glass, cowhides and furs. This interplay allows the Austrian artist to constantly employ his creativity within his works of art and this way, he keeps pace with his view, which disarms us. In order to leave us in a position of being passively confronted by his chosen topics, the artist motivates us to look at the entire picture and altercate with the meaning of what’s beneath it.

The photographs are not only pictures. For him the pure imitation of a portrait is not interesting. His aim is to break up the surface and show what’s underneath. This process is just as exciting and complex as the final product of his art. Within his art, the photographed person itself is not the main actor in the picture. He omits superficialities such as appearance or a contrived smile. Juergen Fux goes deep into the human soul and wants to show it to the viewer. The face is only a projection. Emotions are the real focus point in his works, which is based on an animal skin.

The "action" a different part of his artistic work, Fux sees it as a Metapher  for the theme of "man and beast", or even for burning  issues. These, often spontaneous Performances are not to be thought away from the art of Fux. Rather, they are an expression of his conscious political and socio-critical attitude. Fux himself is always a part of the bustling Salzburger Society, so he takes people and their behavior, or social events, (and it does not always love states)  with its action art on the grain.