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Self-portrait 3 (Xerography, 1978) From the series Made With A Photocopier

 

 

Robert Rutöd was born 1959 in Vienna, Austria. Early pursuit of painting; from 1978 on photography. Works from these years later appeared with some of his absurd texts in the book grayscales. early b&w photographs 1978-1988.

Between 1979 and 1993, Robert Rutöd wrote screenplays and directed short films. In the mid-90s, he increasingly devoted himself to the design of books and applications for digital media. In 2004 he returned to photography; since 2009, he presents these images to a wider audience.

Still from the movie Catch A Cold (Austria, 1993)

In his projects, Robert Rutöd investigates the paradox Human, with its sometimes tragicomic aspects. In 2009 the photo book Less Is More resulted from that and three years later, the series Right Time Right Place has been finished. For this he received several awards including the New York Photo Award 2012, the Special Prize of the Czech Center of Photography, and most recently Artist of the Year at Dong Gang International Photo Festival in South Korea. In 2017, after an almost ten-year expedition through the burlesque realm of trade fairs and exhibition areas, he completed his series Fair(y) Tales.

Right Time Right Place on display at Dong Gang International Photo Festival 2015,
Seoul, South Korea (Photo © Dong Gang International Photo Festival)


Rutöd’s photographs have been shown worldwide at numerous photography festivals and exhibitions; his work has been widely published in magazines and on blogs. Robert Rutöd lives and works in Vienna.

Books: Less Is More (2009), grayscales. early b&w photographs (2010),
Milky Way (2014), Right Time Right Place (2015).

Web: www.rutoed.com

 

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