In his latest, mostly large-format works, Frank Mädler dedicates himself to surface and colour. In camera-less photographs, he creates landscapes ('Felder') that deal with the process of reduction and simplification. Frank Mädler also continues his work with large-format, colour photograms ('Frauengruppen'). Colour and the theme of memory play a central role in his new body of work, Umgebungsbilder. Frank Mädler's ceramic objects not only add interesting facets to his photographic practice, they are an integral part of the work of this versatile artist.
Born in Torgelow, Germany, in 1963, Frank Mädler studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany, under the direction of renowned artist Astrid Klein. In 2004, he won a scholarship to the German Academy in Rome at the Villa Massimo, an esteemed German prize for a visual artist. In 2007, Mädler graduated with his Masters in Fine Art from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany, where he lives and works today. His work hangs in public and private collections, including the American Bank Collection, USA, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Antoine de Galbert Foundation in Paris, the Mulder Foundation in Lima, Peru, the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg, Germany, the DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt, Germany, Art Collection Telekom, Berlin, and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden, Germany. Frank Mädler has published various monographs and books and has been written about by several curators, scholars and critics, including Martina Padberg, Tanja Dückers, Charlotte Gutmann, Maximillian Keller, Lily Koshitavshvili, Christina Leber, Agnes Matthias, Katharina Menzel, and Insa Wilke.
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