Artists | Petra Gut Contemporary - PETRA GUT CONTEMPORARY AG

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  • PETER MATHIS (A)

    Since 2009 Peter Mathis (b 1961) he has been specialising in large sized landscape photography.

    As the only Austrian photographer so far, he received the well-respected award of “Hasselblad Master” (2007). In 2008 he was awarded the “Master of European Photography”.

    Peter Mathis' landscape photography catapults us into another world. The experienced mountaineer often waits for the perfect moment for several days; when light, weather and the scenery exactly reflect the motif that he has been creating in his head. The landscape appears before us in a familiar way and yet his pictures always present something unknown, something we did not realise before.

    In doing so, he does not simply represent the mountains, lakes and nature, but illustrates their dignity and beauty. About his approach he states: “For almost forty years I have been going to the mountains, but now as a photographer, I see things differently. I consciously attempt to take a step back. Only with distance one can really appreciate the true dimension of the mountains.”

  • TERRY O'NEILL (UK)

    Terry O’Neill (1938 - 2019) is one of the most celebrated and widely collected British photographers of all time.

    Known for his intimate portraits of celebrities, politicians and royals, he helped to define the mood of London in the Swinging Sixties through his work with stars from The Beatles to Elizabeth Taylor.

    In later years he would continue to capture compelling portraits of world figures, including Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II.

    O'Neill's unique style, which was closer to reportage or street photography than formal portraiture, is instantly recognisable by the candid, relaxed moods of his subjects and unusual settings that show their spontaneous, human side.

    His works have been exhibited among others at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the San Francisco Art Exchange, and are held widely in private and public collections around the world.