Jürgen Novotny

Jürgen Novotny

Hennef, NRW, Germany

About Jürgen Novotny

Photographer and visual artist since more than 30 years; graduated in 1990 in Germany. Longer visits abroad in the US. Various exhibitions in Germany, the UK, US and Jordan; featured in numerous galleries and diverse print media. Art director and CEO in his own design & branding company "vivia".
With my series "DrowningSky" photographer I try to work on old and recurring dreams of flooded landscapes and tsunami like scenarios where no escape seems possible, visualizing the apocalyptic moment when my very own dream world is collapsing.
My series “Evanescence” wants to visualize the moment of fading away, of vanishing while being all alone and left behind… realizing that the only chance to survive is to change, to metamorphose.
"Symbionts" was created as an ironic-surreal combination of the preoccupation with portraits of human models and the sometimes very human faces of historical cameras.


University Cologne


Feature "Nightmare of Flooded Cities" PHOTAR.ru September 2019
Feature "A Nightmare Reality" CNN Greece September 2019
Feature "Dream Derived Landscapes" Bored Panda August 2019
Feature Behance March 2019
Feature on designboom.com 05/2016
kwerfeldein Award 2015
Cover for ProfiFoto Germany
"Meisterwerke", fotoMAGAZIN 04/2015
Feature in LUI magazine France
Feature on CNN.com
LensCulture Editors Pick 11/2014
Featured Crated Artist 06/2014
Feature Sensual Photography 11/2013
VERNISSAGE Artist of the week 04/2013
ProFotos ProSite Award 2011


SOHO Arthouse New York City, May 2014
VERNISSAGE Fotokunst Germany 2013
"Unternehmer als Kunstschaffende", IHK Bonn, Germany 2008
"v for vivia" Germany 2008
"Fotos aus dem Alltag - keine alltäglichen Fotos" - Germany 2005