ruediger glatz

Ruediger Glatz

Germany 1975

Photography

www.ruedigerglatz.com

Ruediger Glatz
Ruediger Glatz
Male
Germany
1975
December 15, 2015
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Ruediger Glatz is a German photographer, also known under the name Ruedi One, which he used for graffiti writing. Glatz was born in 1975 in Heidelberg, Germany. The artist, renowned for his black and white photographs, is one of the best known photographers of the graffiti scene. Once an active graffiti artist himself, he is famous for being the part of the movement and capturing the emotional side of illegal graffiti writing in his projects, such as Trains, Backflashes, The Face of Graffiti, and Tomorrow Aint Promised.

His other projects center around various topics, from Rottweiler dogs presented in the Very Good Dogs series, to the Blackforest in Germany, from his obsession with photos shown in Addicted To Click, to the redlight scene in Hamburg explored in the project Show.

Ruediger’s body of work includes three books: Montana Writer Team published in 2006, 2009 Backflashes, and The Impossible Wardrobes with Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard, published by Rizzoli in 2015. While the first two books focus on the world of street art – in Montana Writer Team, he portrayed some of the famous graffiti writers, and in Backflashes he featured the photos of graffiti writing worldwide, The Impossible Wardrobes is a book about the project which comprised three fashion exhibitions and performances, carried out by the actress Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard.

His art was featured in the international magazines such as Graphotism Magazine, Garage, Powerhouse, Modart, Stylefile, Juice, Vogue Germany, Profifoto, Very Nearly Almost Magazine, and Dont Sleep.

Glatz exhibited extensively both in solo and group shows, locally and internationally. The countries where he exhibited include the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Greece. His most recent exhibition has been Confrontation – Dark Thoughts and Moments of Light, presented to the visitors of the Golden Hands Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, in 2015.

Ruediger Glatz lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015CONFRONTATION - DARK THOUGHTS AND MOMENTS OF LIGHTGolden Hands Gallery, Hamburg (Germany)solo
2013SCHWARZWALDSammlung SLG, Bernau (Germany)group
2013Afterparty of ART Karlsruhe with #INSTAGOODART Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (Germany)group
2012SCHWARZWALDManfred-Sauer-Stiftung, Lobbach (Germany)group
2012FROM URBAN TO CONTEMPORARY with BACKLFLASHESCBK, Amsterdam (Netherlands) group
2012INSIGHTS III with THE NEW BLACKKUNST/HALLE, Heidelberg (Germany)group
2011WONDERFUL WORLDKUNST/HALLE, Heidelberg (Germany)solo
2011ZWIEFACH with SCHWARZWALDForum Kunst, Rottweil (Germany)group
2011INSIGHTS II with BACKFLASHESKUNST/HALLE, Heidelberg (Germany)group
2010VERY GOOD DOGSForum Kunst, Rottweil (Germany)solo
2010BACKFLASHESIMA bar, Frankfurt (Germany)solo
2010STRASSENKUNST 2010Kunstverein Graz, Regensburg (Germany)group
2010SHOWVICIOUS GALLERY, Hamburg (Germany)group
2010INSIGHTS with SHOWKUNST/HALLE, Heidelberg (Germany)group
2010POSTERMATTHE HOLE GALLERY, NYC (USA)group
2009ACHTUNG ROTTWEILER with VERY GOOD DOGSVertretung des Landes BW, Brussels (Belgium) group
2009KRAUTS GALLERY meets COCOON CLUB with BACKFLASHESCocoon Club, Frankfurt (Germany)group
2009TOMORROW AIN´T PROMISEDKunstverein Heidelberg (Germany)group
2009VICIOUS GALLERY meets STILWERKSTILWERK, Hamburg (Germany)group
2009ARTISTS FOR DALAI LAMApop-up, Cologne (Germany)group
2009ART BAZZLE with BACKFLASHESKaserne, Basel (Switzerland)group
2009ARTISTS FOR DALAI LAMApop-up, Frankfurt (Germany)group
2008BACKFLASHESPRETTY PORTAL, Duesseldorf (Germany) solo
2008URBAN FEEDBACK with BACKFLASHESBasel (Switzerland) group
2008LOS FOTOS with BACKFLASHESVICIOUS GALLERY, Hamburg (Germany)group
2008CREATIVE CLASH with BACKFLASHESKRAUTS GALLERY, Mannheim (Germany) group
2008PUBLIC PROVICATION with BACKFLASHESCARHARTT GALLERY, Weil am Rhein (Germany) group
2008KINDERGARTEN with WONDERFUL WORLDABX, Basel (Switzerland)group
2008YOUNG BLOOD with BACKFLASHESForum Kunst, Rottweil (Germany)group
2008KRAUTS GALLERY meets COCOON CLUB with BACKFLASHESCocoon Club, Frankfurt (Germany)group
2007BESUCHERHALLE02, Heidelberg (Germany) group
2007THE WALLS BELONG TO US Powerhouse Arena, NYC (USA)group
2006GENERATIONSPop-up, Heidelberg (Germany)group
2006NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN with BACKLFLASHESPowerhouse Arena, NYC (USA)group
2006MONTANA WRITER TEAMVICIOUS GALLERY, Hamburg (Germany)solo
2006MONTANA WRITER TEAMTruman Brewery, London (UK)solo
2005WORDLESSPop-up, Zurich (Switzerland)group
2005URBANPop-up, Offenburg Germany)group
2004GROUP SHOWPhotographic Center of Athens, Athens (Greece) group
2004THE FACE OF GRAFFITI feat. Stefan Strumbel HALLE02, Heidelberg (Germany) group
2003REDISM with TRAINSStudio Stefan Strumbel, Offenburg (Germany) group
2003TRAINSHALLE02, Heidelberg (Germany) solo