Bohrgitter, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Bohrgitter, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Atelierfenster mit Farben, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Atelierfenster mit Farben, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Baum, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Baum, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Der Spiegel, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Der Spiegel, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Gelb auf Tisch, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Gelb auf Tisch, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Gold Punkt Rot, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Gold Punkt Rot, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Grün auf Grün, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Grün auf Grün, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Hund in Grau, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Hund in Grau, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Katze umarmen, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Katze umarmen, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Lineal im Atelier, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Lineal im Atelier, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Orange auf Meer

Mädler, Frank

Orange auf Meer, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Parking Lot, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Parking Lot, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Raketen, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Raketen, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Rekonstruktion, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Rekonstruktion, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Roter Baum auf Grün, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Roter Baum auf Grün, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Schaiter-Bild, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Schaiter-Bild, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Six Yellows, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Six Yellows, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Teddys in Rot, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Teddys in Rot, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Tischdecke, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Tischdecke, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Tüte mit Linien und Punkte, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Tüte mit Linien und Punkten, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

TV, Teppich, Zeitung, 2013

Mädler, Frank

TV, Teppich, Zeitung, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Vogel am Baum, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Vogel am Baum, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Wand, Loch, Linie, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Wand, Loch, Linie, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Weiß auf Schnee, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Weiß auf Schnee, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Mädler, Frank

Zwei Punkte, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Weiße Kabel, 2013

Mädler, Frank

Weiße Kabel, 2013

archival pigment print

9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm)

Mädler, Frank

Pen, 2013

installation at Corkin Gallery

Mädler, Frank

Pen, 2013

installation at Corkin Gallery

Frank Mädler

Pen, 2013

 

In Pen, German photographer Frank Mädler subjects digital images to iPad painting. The digital pen exposes surfaces, outlines nuances, and colours over subjects, creating obvious alterations void of subtlety. Mädler is inspired by the constant availability and speed that digital tools afford in contrast to traditional analog methods. As analogue photography disappears and the ability to make large-scale works becomes less possible, Mädler turns to computer play and explores digital alterations as a creative tool.

 

Working within the realm of abstract realism, Frank Mädler juxtaposes color, space,
and sense of time in his compositions to blur the lines of reality and illusion. His experimentation with traditional technique conjures an ethereal quality to his work that is both alluring and hauntingly beautiful.  Professor and critic Katharina Menzel wrote, “…his pictures arouse emotions without veering into pathos… He strives to concentrate on something ‘essential’ … and produces an atmosphere that makes the world outside the camera’s frame appear irrelevant to the spectator.” 

 

Mädler has been written about by several German curators, scholars and critics, including Martina Padberg (2007), Tanja Dückers (2003, 2006), Charlotte Gutmann (2006), Lily Koshitavshvili (2006), Maximillian Keller (2006), and Katharina Menzel (2003).

Born in Torgelow, Germany in 1963, Frank Mädler studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany under the direction of renowned photographer, 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, the Antoine de Galbert Foundation in Paris, the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regenburg, Germany and Altana Kulturforum in Sinclair Haus in Bad Hamburg, Germany. In 2016, the Leonhardi Museum in Dresden, Germany will exhibit Mädler’s work.