Member of: Photographic
Society of America (PSA)
Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP)
Verband österreichischer Amateurfotografen Vereine (VÖAV)
Verwertungsgesellschaft bildender Künstler Österreichs (VBK)
Andreas ender experimented with graphic shapes and colours in 1986, but soon he discovered his love for the anatomy of the human body and took up nude painting in 1990. His characteristic style is a mixture of his talent and various courses to refine his technical, personal and physical skills. He acquired his knowledge by himself and is very proud of it. Above all, it was his characteristic style that lead to his first group and individual exhibitions in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
In 1992 he discovered photography as an art form for himself. He participated successfully in numerous national and international exhibitions. "Learning by doing" was a costly and time consuming process but the international success and attention have proven him right. Since then andreas ender has acquired various national and international awards and medals for outstanding photographic achievements.
ender was awarded the bronze and the silver badges of honour for outstanding
photographic achievements in Austria and the honorary title AVÖAV.
1997: andreas ender was awarded the golden badge of honour for outstanding photographic achievements in Austria, the honorary title EVÖAV as well as various medals in national exhibitions.
1998: andreas ender was awarded the honorary title AFIAP for outstanding international photographic achievements (internationally renowned photoartist).
2000: "Award of Merit" for colour pictures and slides by the "Photographic Society of America" (USA), diploma for "Flower-3" by the "Photographic Society of Gipuzkoa" (E).
2001: andreas ender was awarded the honorary title EFIAP for outstanding international photographic achievements (excellent internationally renowned photoartist), the golden badge of honour for the most outstanding photographic achievements in Austria as well as the honorary title MVÖAV.
In the past three
years photography has become more and more important for andreas ender and
predominates his creativity. After a meeting in Bregenz with Spencer Tunick,
action- and performance photography have become more and more important for
the artist. Spencer Tunick is world famous for his "massnudes",
which have caused a stir.
Andreas ender has organized various exhibitions for artists from different lines and countries, runs black and white lab, portrait and nude workshops in the Lake Constance area and has headed the nude photography section at the Kunstforum Montafon since 2000. Some of andreas ender's projects: photo-art.3-D, photo-marathon (28 hours of continuous photography), various performances and body painting sessions, fountains in Vorarlberg, Videoperformancephotoart, online-erotic-photo-art-exchange, fairy tales - elves - wood gnomes, Projections, 1/15 seconds, ...
photographers have had lasting influence on andreas ender's artwork: Spencer
Tunick with his work with crowds in public places, Davide Armando with his
perspectives, Howard Schatz with his absolute perfectionism in aesthetics,
Craig Morey with his simplicity, Herb Ritts with "Men and Women",
Anton Corbijn with Depeche Mode and all the other superstars, Helmut Newton
with his consistency, Joel-Peter Witkin with his courage to pursue his art,
Dahmane with his hidden voyeurism, Eric Kroll and Richard Kern in the fetish
and porn-art field, Trevor Watson with the provocant pictures of rubber fashion,
Tony Ward with his "Obsessions", Gilles Berquet with his lab techniques,
Floria Sigismondi and Bettina Rheims, two of only few women who master this
art. You will find more information about the artists on my link list.
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