Claus Jürgen Klüglich
* 1951 in Altena/Germany
Living and working in Aachen
Photographer since 2010.
Social and cultural work with youths since 1977.
Head of aYouth Art School for 22 years until 2016.
Besides my work, I have been drawing since the 70´s.
Doing that, I have been trying to answer the question "What is a drawing?" My drawings of landscapes became more and more abstract, until they were reduced to finely shaded areas of colour. Only a slightly wavy horizon line was still characterising the pictures as landscapes. Ultimately, I omitted even this line.
After that, I worked for more than 20 years as the head of an Art School for young people and put all my time into artistic work with children. For me, this was a period of learning. In many cases, I was able to see how "the world" emerges in the minds of the children. Their curious look at things now also shapes my work as a photographer.
I believe that the act of taking photos means asking questions to the world. What do I see? What does it mean what I see? What does it mean when I see it as a photo? What is a photo?
I am interested in breaks, boundaries and contradictions. Whether in the city or in nature, I am always interested in investigating how people see, understand and shape their environment.
Except on my website, instagram and lensculture I have not published my work until now. I take part in competitions and got some really encouraging reviews from lensculture reviewers.