Jörg Bräuer (1966) is a German-born painter and photographer. He holds a Fine Arts degree from Fashion Institute of Technology – F.I.T. New York University.
He has lived and worked in Munich, London, New York, Lisbon and Barcelona. Since 2008 he resides in Brussels in the arts district of Sablon.
Jörg Bräuer pursues his poetic and aesthetic quest, focusing on landscape, architecture, and still life with a pictural quality that exposes finer details with great depth and contrast, revealing the restrained beauty that inhabits the unknown and magical world around us. This approach is illustrated by his series, in “The Edge of Silence”, the chromatic variety and graphic purity of the impressive falaises in Normandy border on abstraction. With “Conversations in Silence”, Jörg Bräuer renders his subtle and understated dialogue with the gardens, the trees and the sculptures of the Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, during a long residency.
His series “Asperity” explores the rough, unrefined landscapes of Iceland and the connection to nature’s most essential elements: minerals, water, ice, fire, light and wood. Here, the artist is employing layers of ink, emulsion and oil on the cotton paper, wood mounted photographs, he evokes the true reliefs and asperities found in nature, as revealed with his monumental piece “Silent Path n°I”.
Selected Awards and honours
2014 Graphis gold award in 100 Best in Photography
2010 Prix de la Photographie Paris
2010 Photo District News in New York
1993 Urban Art International Award, New York