Claus Jürgen Klüglich


Claus Jürgen Klüglich

* 1951 in Altena/Germany
Living and working in Aachen 
Photographer since 2010.
Social and cultural work with youths since 1977.
Head of a Youth Art School for 22 years until 2016.

Besides my work, I have been drawing since the 70´s.
Doing that, I have been trying to answer the question "What is a drawing?" My drawings of landscapes became more and more abstract, until they were reduced to finely shaded areas of colour. Only a slightly wavy horizon line was still characterising the pictures as landscapes. Ultimately, I omitted even this line.(A few samples here: "Drawings")

After that, I worked for more than 20 years as the head of an Art School for young people and put all my time into artistic work with children. For me, this was a period of learning. In many cases, I was able to see how "the world" emerges in the minds of the children. Their curious look at things now also shapes my work as a photographer. (Some samples of my work with children here: "Art with children")

I believe that the act of taking photos means asking questions to the world.
What do I see? What does it mean what I see? What does it mean when I see it as a photo? What is a photo?

I am interested in breaks, boundaries and contradictions. Whether in the city or in nature, I am always interested in investigating how people see, understand and shape their environment.


Inkjet-prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 g Paper
White passe-partout, white wooden frame without glass

Print size: 47,7 x 31,7 cm
Frame size: 63 x 47 cm

Limited editions: 8 + 2 Artist prints

Prizes on request.

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City under Cover
Alsdorf, Galerie der Stadtbücherei

16. - 28.2.18





Unseen - Festival Amsterdam 2017
FORMAT - Portfolio-Reviews on 22.9.17 with

Iris Sikking,  Independent Curator, Netherlands
Eric Vroons,  Editor-at-large, GUP Magazine, Netherlands
Malcolm Dickson,  Director, Street Level Photoworks, Scotland, UK
Alessandra Capodaqua,  Photographer, Curator and Lecturer, Italy
Pawel K. & Aga D,  Art Curator and Creative Producer, Poland
Sebah Chaudry,  Festival Coordinator at FORMAT, UK

Thanks to all reviewers, it was a great day, very encouraging...


LensCulture (Exposure Award 2017 - Review)

Japanese Drawings

"Thank you for submitting these to us. Such interesting observations.
As you put it, these electrical wires do reach into the frame and, it can be argued, beyond. There is a feeling of them extending outward, a feeling that fixes your view and attention to these. Really successful effect and concept and a successful project."

2016 Portfolio-Review Festival "Sichtbar", Köln
Personal Reviews with:
- Katja Stuke und Oliver Sieber (Curators of the Festivals)
- Hartwig Schwarz (Temporary Gallery, Köln)
- Simone Klein (Global sales manager print, Magnum Photo)
  (Thank you for your incredibly encouraging comments..! :-)


A Friend

Uwe Jahn  Aachen/Münster, Germany