Atelierfenster mit Farben, 2013
Bohrgitter, 2013
Baum, 2013
Der Spiegel, 2013
Gelb auf Tisch, 2013
Gold Punkt Rot, 2013
Grün auf Grün, 2013
Hund in Grau, 2013
Katze umarmen, 2013
Lineal im Atelier, 2013
Orange auf Meer
Parking Lot, 2013
Raketen, 2013
Rekonstruktion, 2013
Roter Baum auf Grün, 2013
Schaiter-Bild, 2013
Six Yellows, 2013
Teddys in Rot, 2013
Tischdecke, 2013
Tüte mit Linien und Punkte, 2013
TV, Teppich, Zeitung, 2013
Vogel am Baum, 2013
Wand, Loch, Linie, 2013
Weiß auf Schnee, 2013
Weiße Kabel, 2013

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.