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Tofukuji 3 - # 3 of Limited Edition of 6 Photograph

Helmut Rueger


Photography, Photo on Paper

Size: 63 W x 23.6 H x 0 D in

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Part of the series "Gardens of Wabi Sabi" Limited Edition #2 of 6 + 2 AP Printed on Hahnemühle FinArt Photo media, archival quality, incl. signed Certificate of Authenticity with edition number. We leave a white boarder for better handling (which may be used optionally as a kind of passe-partout when mounted, if favoured) _ EXCERPT: ........The fascination for Japanese landscapes, travels to the exoticism of a far-off land, people in the game of deception of a foreign culture. This is where Rueger shows his “tools of the trade”: the progressive optimisation of the technique employed, and an eye for the essential. Tofukuji II But it very soon becomes more. The subject – Japanese worlds – increasingly meets his own involvement with Japanese philosophy as reflected in the aesthetic concept of Wabi and Sabi – he would not be a European if he did not devote himself to the development of the history of western photography at the same time. Two worlds meet here, which allow his European roots to fuse with those of this new eastern world of experience. Focussing on Japanese motifs, it is becoming increasingly important to him in his portrayal of these, to reflect this personal perception and his own feelings. By intervening in nature in this way, giving it his own personal setting, and putting the object into a clearly defined, almost private context, he combines the aesthetic construct of Wabi and Sabi (4) with his artistic aim: the object in its simplicity is the reflection of my personal feeling as the viewer. From this self-centred viewer’s standpoint, he integrates the “external” viewer. He fetches him into the room, which emerges as reality in his photography, and allows it – the room – to be experienced in its three-dimensionality........ Dr. C. Haertl-Kasulke _ A "ready to hang" version is available. Perfectly mounted in a wooden frame of manual production, either cream white (RAL 9001) or graphite black (RAL 9011) with acrylic glas "UV 100" as front. ( $ 2.880,00) + shipping Please contact if you are interested. This Artwork is also available as: 45 x 120 cm (Limited Edition of 8 + 2 AP) If you are interested, please contact

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Photography:Photo on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:6

Size:63 W x 23.6 H x 0 D in

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Helmut Rüger is a German artist, living and working in the Greater Frankfurt area. First trained as a banker, in the following years he established an imports company trading with japanese art and decoration products. Over time he gradually transitioned from business into art and photography. Initially mainly documenting art and japanese garden design for editorials. While running a photostudio in the 90s he continued to travel frequently to far east. Far more than 50 journeys to Japan had a considerable influence on his view of life. Especially his perception on objects and their aesthetic presence gradually changed and he developed an understanding for Tanisaki`s motivation to write the essay on japanese aesthetics „In the praise of shadows“. When he was asked once why he engages in photography and his motivation of creating specific series he stated: "I photograph the feeling which moves me when I view something". As a quiet, introverted person he is able to watch things and scenes and absorbe their energy. To exchange his experiences and feelings with others, photography is the appropriate medium. At best an emotinal accordance araises with the viewer. Helmut Rüger`s work is held in numerous private collections internationally as well as in corporate collections.

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