My works explore the transition between the figurative and the abstract while honing in on the minutiae and often unexpected beauty of my everyday surroundings. I am interested in how humans interact with their environment and the materials and traces their activities leave behind.
For me taking photographs is not a mere matter of recording what I see, but a continuous search for that unique, almost spiritual experience when all the elements, regardless of how incongruous they may be, flow into a seemingly unifying (and memorable) whole.
Juergen Sarge lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
1991-present / owner & co / sarge gestaltung & realisation gmbh / corporate design, photography, campaign concepts, for various international companies
1987-1991 / creative director / agfa / bonn, germany
1987 / diploma
1986-1987 / academic tutor / fh cologne / design
1981-1987 / studies art, design, photography / fh cologne (formerly kölner werkschulen), prof. hans buschfeld
1978-1980 / studies photography / darkroom technic / painting / fos cologne
2019 / winner / gallery ph21 international competition / project „kohle“ / solo exhibition budapest
2017 / honorable mention / gallery ph21 international competition / „punctum“ / budapest
2017 / one of the winners / gallery ph21 international competition / „mono“ / group exhibition budapest
2001 / first price / super star award / marketing service trade fair frankfurt / display for sony cameras & vaio
1986 / first price / photo & poster design / 22. adolf grimme award, marl germany
1980 / one of the winners / photo competition „cologne“ / stadtsparkasse köln
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