KARL MARTIN HOLZHÄUSER
Karl Martin Holzhäuser (*1944) studied at the Hamburg Hochschule für Bildende Künste from 1966 to 1969. In 1969/70, he worked as a photographer in Nuremberg and in 1970–72 as art director at the Vogelsänger Studios in Bielefeld. In 1970, he began his university career as a lecturer in photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany, where he became professor of photography in 1975. His work was shown in international solo exhibitions. In 1994, he started to work with computer graphics and multimedia.
He is considered, together with his longtime mentor Gottfried Jäger, one of the most important representatives of generative or concrete photography.
Holzhäuser has been creating a consistent body of work since the end of the 1960s. His art is rooted in the cultures of Concrete and Constructive Art, as well as the medium of photography and its tendencies for experimentation and design. His work can be seen as an experiment in the synthesis of art and technology, reflecting the play of colors, forms, space, and time within the medium of photography.