Über Marc Lüders
Marc Lüders fuses photography and painting to create unexpected scenarios. He calls them photopictures. Figures that we recognize from everyday city life suddenly are found knee-deep in the water of a mountain lake or in a forest glade. What brought them there and what are they looking for? In Marc Lüders images, he attempts to depict the theories of Sartre and Camus regarding alienation and estrangement in the world, while at the same time delving into reflections on the medium of painting.
Marc Lüders, born in Hamburg in 1963, studied Graphic Design at the HAW Hamburg and studied Anthropology and Philosophy at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz. In 1997 he received the Hamburg grant and went to Rome with the Villa Massimo grant in 2002. His artwork can be found in numerous collections, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the DZ Bank in Frankfurt am Main, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle. In the latter, his photopictures were even shown in a solo exhibition in 2001. Other museums to have exhibited his work include the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Schloss Gottorf, the Kunstmuseum Bochum, and the Märkisches Museum in Berlin. In Hamburg, his works have recently been shown at the Galerie LEVY, at the Freie Akademie der Künste (Free Academy of Arts), and at the Galerie Mathias Güntner.