Jürgen Norbert Fux

About the artist

Juergen Norbert Fux was born in 1975 in Anif, close to the city of Salzburg. He currently lives there as well as in Miami, USA. The centre of his artistic work is the portrait photography. Printed onto glass- plastic substrates, onto hides and skins which are either framed or supported by steel and stainless steel – those materials create a complex, three-dimensional photo-object.

Inspired by his previous profession as a butcher, the artist Juergen Fux aims to focus within his art to build a connection between humans and animals. Doing so, using his passion for portrait photography printed on glass, cowhides and furs. This interplay allows the Austrian artist to constantly employ his creativity within his works of art and this way, he keeps pace with his view, which disarms us. In order to leave us in a position of being passively confronted by his chosen topics, the artist motivates us to look at the entire picture and altercate with the meaning of what’s beneath it.

The photographs are not only pictures. For him the pure imitation of a portrait is not interesting. His aim is to break up the surface and show what’s underneath. This process is just as exciting and complex as the final product of his art. Within his art, the photographed person itself is not the main actor in the picture. He omits superficialities such as appearance or a contrived smile. Juergen Fux goes deep into the human soul and wants to show it to the viewer. The face is only a projection. Emotions are the real focus point in his works, which is based on an animal skin.

The "action" a different part of his artistic work, Fux sees it as a Metapher  for the theme of "man and beast", or even for burning  issues. These, often spontaneous Performances are not to be thought away from the art of Fux. Rather, they are an expression of his conscious political and socio-critical attitude. Fux himself is always a part of the bustling Salzburger Society, so he takes people and their behavior, or social events, (and it does not always love states)  with its action art on the grain.

Jürgen Norbert Fux in the Media

Jürgen Fux has sought from the beginning his own personal artistic path.

For him, as autodidact, categories or locations of the established art were long and uninteresting. What mattered to him was successful, and soon became in spectacular sales success and great public acclaim. His allies are always the media who supported the authentic artist from the beginning and accompany his work to date carefully. In particular, his "Actions" are accompanied by a constant storm of print media.

Media reports show steady increase in reports on last 30-50 posts per year. Radio and television reports included. The high point of reaching the media hype is a detailed portrait of the artist of the ORF in 2012.

Fux´ Actions

2006

„Hubschraubääär“, „Hubschraubääär“, Protestaction Mozartplatz Salzburg against Kontrakom

2008

Wild culinary night in Grödig –

Live Burning BMW 7er, Kavaliershaus

2009

Live Burning Instec, St. Wolfgang

Zyklus „12 Apostel“

„Festspieljäger“ – exhibition

wild culinary night, Grödig

Live Burning „12 Apostel“, Kavaliershaus Salzburg

2010

„Festspielausstellung“ Kavaliershaus (mit 10 Kühen und 500 Gästen),

wild culinary night Grödig

2011

„Fux und Henn“ within the Miele Galllery, Salzburg

„Soizburger Stierwascher 2011“

wild culinary night, Grödig

2012

Live Burning Air Challenge, St. Wolfgang

wild culinary night, Grödig

2013

Live Burning 50 Jahre Flachau

„Der Mensch“ Art project within the Zoo in Salzburg ( 29 Aug. – 5.Sep 2013 )

Fux´ Projects

2007

Cultural ambassador for the application of Salzburg for the winter olympic games 2014

2008

Cultural ambassador for Austria for the Olympic games in Peking.

Furnishing the 5* Iris Porsche Hotel in Mondsee

Furnishing Event Resort „Scaleria“, St. Wolfgang

2009

Fotoshooting with Ben Becker and the „Huber Buam“

Presentation of the Airbrush helmets of the olympic champions and

medal-winners Felix Gottwald,  Michael Gruber ( Nordische Kombination ),

Reinfried Herbst ( Ski Alpin )

2010

Präsentation from the short movie „Kuhzifux“

Präsentation of the Red Bull  Champions trophy Weltmeisterpokal „Airrace“,

Abu Dhabi

Furnishing of the HDW, Salzburg

Präsentation of the Red Bull „Airrace“ Trophy in  New York

Photoshoot with Lindsay Vonn und Benny Raich auf Kuhhaut

Furnishing the Life Style Hospitality venue „Lisa Alm“, Flachau

2011

Photoshoots with  15 Olympic winners from Salzburg

Furnishing the Hotel „Harakiri“, Zillertal

Furnishing the Venue„Purzelbaum“, Flachau

2012

Workcatalogue „DA FUX WERKT“

Artistportrait within the austrian TV (ORF)

Furnishing the bank Jungholz, St. Gallen with his artwork.

Presentation of „bus of the year“

Presentation of the BMW artcalendar in 2013, Frankfurt

2013

Sieger Pokale FIS Ski Weltcup der Damen, Flachau

2014

ARTenschutz art project ( 7 days and 7 nights within a cage )

2014

Creating the winning trophy for the FIS Ski Weltcup Women in Flachau

Fux´ Ausstellungen

2006

Schloss Rif, Salzburg

2007

Gusswerk, Salzburg

Kunst Pavillon, Kasern

Zoo, Anif

2008

Olympiaexhibition, Waldbad Anif

Hofburg, Vienna

Zoos, Anif

2009

Bauarche, Bischofswiesen

Gusswerk, Salzburg

2010

Zoos, Anif

2011

Nacht der Kaiser, Bad Ischl

Snow Mobile, Saalbach

2012

Bayerischer Landtag, München

Poloclub, St. Tropez

Amedia art hotel, Salzburg

Hotel Resort Interconti, Berchtesgaden

Art Fair, Köln

BMW Pavillon, Munich

2013

Solo Exhibition in Munich

Solo Exhibition in Mallorca, Spain

St. Johann ( Pongau / Sbg )

Museum exhibition in Kempten ( Allgäu )

Solo Exhibition in London

Red Dot ART Fair Miami

„Square cut Miami“ Anif

Art exhibtion in Los Angeles, USA

„Jazz Zyklus 2010“ Jazztage Kempten ( Allgäu )

ART Monaco

Fort Lauderdale – „Lether skin“

Art Basel Hong Kong

„Square-Cut-Miami“

Velvenoir Gallery Exhibition – Salzburg

Vernissage in Vienna, Gallery  „Die Schöne“

Exhibition in the traditional art centre - Bachschmiede Wals/Siezenheim

Pappas Horse Indoors exhibtion, presentation and launch of  Leather Art

Red ART Miami

Fux´ Modelle:

Portrait Artist are:

Anna Netrebko, Marylin Manson, Ben Becker, etc.

Portrait Sport Icons are:

Franz Klammer, Huber Buam, Felix Gottwald, Benny Raich, Manuela Rieger, Trixi Schuba, Thomas Geierspichler, Reinfried Herbst, Lupo Paischer, Ingrid Rumpfhuber, Roman Hagara, Georg Hackl, Werner Schlager, Hans Grugger, Mathias Lanzinger, Anna Friesinger, Phillip

Schörghofer, Wolfgang Loitzl, Michael Gruber,  etc.

Fux’ neueste Kunstwerke

“Leather-art” the concept behind telling you more than just a story …

Leatherart is a unique and exclusive concept, created by the artist Juergen Fux. Every “Leatherart” is one of a kind.  Its foundation is based on a horse or cowhide. The artist works with exclusive horse and cow owners. This allows the artist to control the entire process and certification. Juergen Fux is the only one, who is actually able to get such a unique and exclusive work of art done. The artist, due to his previous experience as a butcher and as an artist,  has the required Know-How since it is essential for the creation of such a remarkable piece of art. Fux offers his clients an exclusive service, which allows reserving a number or specific horses/cows that will be used after the animal dies naturally. The artist is specialised as well as open to discuss a tailored artwork for his client’s needs. This entire concept is all about the uniqueness of it – every cow/horsehide is numbered by the artist himself and gains on value automatically when one hide was sold.

The Austrian artist experiments constantly with different portraits on the cow/horse hide, and has a series of portraits that are specifically used for those artworks. Every “Leatherart” tells a story thanks to those unique portraits made by Fux.