My photographs 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.   JS
Juergen Sarge lives and works in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany.

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since 1991  /  owner  / sarge gestaltung & realisation gmbh / design for various international companies / www.sarge.de
1987-1991 / creative director / agfa / bonn, germany
1987 / diploma / design, visual communication
1986-1987 / academic tutor / fh cologne / design
1981-1987 / studies art and visual communication / fh cologne (intern. school of design cologne) / prof. hans buschfeld 
1978-1980 / studies photography / darkroom technic / painting / fos cologne / isolde luckert, pablo karge 

awards
2022 / royal academy of arts london / summer exhibition / flood_ahrweiler
2019 / winner / gallery ph21 international competition / project „kohle“ / solo exhibition budapest
2017 / honorable mention / gallery ph21 international competition / „punctum“ / budapest
2017 / winner / gallery ph21 international competition / „mono“ / group exhibition budapest
2001 / first price / marketing service frankfurt / modular display design for sony cameras & vaio 
1986 / first price / photography & graphic design / 22. adolf grimme award, marl germany
1980 / winner / photo competition „cologne“ / stadtsparkasse köln



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