Axel Hütte was born in 1951 in Essen, Germany, but he lives and works in Düsseldorf. Between 1973 and 1981 he attended the Academy of Düsseldorf, following courses of the famous photographer Bernd Becher.
Included among the photographers of the so-called “School of Düsseldorf” with Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky and Candida Höfer, he has focused most of his research on landscape, whether urban or natural. His aesthetic is characterized by a sort of a style neutrality typical of the documentary photography. The long exposure times give to his landscapes an early pictorial trait and an atmosphere suspended by any temporal connection.
Axel Hütte’s works have been shown in various international institutions and galleries. Among the most important sites that recently have presented his works we can find: the MAGASIN-Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Valencia (2009), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris (2008) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid (2004).