Josef Hoflehner, ‘Orange buoys’, Galeria Tempo

About Josef Hoflehner

Josef Hoflehner’s photographs of cities and landscapes are filled with silence and solitude. Working mostly in black-and-white, he emphasizes the relationship between the natural and the man-made, placing figures or physical traces of human presence against vast, sometimes eerie emptiness. Impeccable composition and rhythmic play of light and dark give his work a painterly, highly formal quality. “I like empty spaces,” Hoflehner has said. “I prefer bad weather. I love snow and ice … and trees. I mix up or change my style often. I like to experiment with focus and time.”

Austrian, b. 1955, Wels, Austria, based in Wels, Austria

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Josef Hoflehner, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

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