Born in Germany in 1966, Jörg Bräuer has built up his aesthetic universe along an atypical international professional path. After working in a classic print shop in Munich, he moved to New York to continue university at the Fashion Institute of Technology, before being hired as a graphic designer at the world-renowned design studio Pentagram. In 1996 upon his return to Europe he settles in London and works as an art director and photographer for prestigious brands and companies. Two years later he opens a new studio in Barcelona, dedicated to brand design and photography.
It is from 2007 that he devotes himself completely to photography. Retiring in a remote house in the island of Mallorca, he spends two years taking pictures of the landscapes and the sea. A book, “Mallorca, the nature of things” and a series of photographs – some of which are exhibited at Spazio Nobile – are the result of this full communion with the place and the sublimation of its minerality. Based from 2009 in Brussels, he pursues his technical and aesthetic quest, focusing on architecture, landscape and still life photography 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 last series, a selection of which is exposed at Spazio Nobile: 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 Vaux-le-Vicomte castle, during a long residency in 2013-2014. Lastly, the 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 photographer takes the plunge and becomes a painter. By 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 triptych “Silent Path n°1”, on show at Spazio Nobile.
Jörg Bräuer has received numerous awards: Graphis gold award in 100 Best in Photography Annual, IPA International photography award, Prix de la Photographie Paris, LUX in Spain, Photo District News New York, Communication Arts Design Annual.