Artist - Rut Blees Luxemburg
Rut Blees Luxemburg, born 1967 in Leimen, Baden, Germany. Designed poster for Transport for London 2001
- Educated; London College of Printing; 1990-1993
- Educated; University of Westminster; 1994-1996
Rut Blees Luxemburg is best known for her distinctive photographs of the urban landscape at night. She picks corners of the city which are obscured, overlooked or deliberately avoided after dark. Long exposure times allow the eerie artificial glow from the street to define the image. 'Towering Inferno', depicting a high-rise council block, was used for the cover of 'The Streets' debut album, 'Original Pirate Material'. Luxemburg's scenes are depopulated, making it difficult for the viewer to construct a narrative context. However, evidence of neglect and the promise, or threat, of development, give the subject a sense of past, present and future. For 'Piccadilly's Peccadilloes' (2007), Luxemburg enlarged details from Underground stations, as reflected and fragmented by glossy-wet pavement surfaces.