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Being different and obsessed with creativity is part of what it means to be an artist. If there is one theme that really resonates through Loretta Lux's work of photography, it's the ability to express herself. 

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Loretta Lux was born in Dresden, East Germany. She moved to Munich from East Germany in 1989, just a few months before the Berlin Wall fell. She attended the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich from 1990 to 1996 to study.

Lux, who was trained as a painter, started taking photographs in 1999. In the 1990s, she received her diploma from the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich. She debuted at the Yossi Milo gallery in New York City in 2004.

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Portraiture is Loretta Lux's primary area of expertise. However, her portraits are more than just a representation of the subject—they are also a way for her viewers to project themselves onto the subject.

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She is also known for her surreal, dreamlike photographs of young children. Her work is modern and nostalgic at the same time and frequently carries a sense of dread. Numerous reputable galleries currently display and publish her work, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which acquired her works for its permanent collection.

Childhood is a vulnerable time in a person's life, marked by many unknowns, a lack of independence, and an open attitude toward the world. She has been exploring various aspects of childhood since the early 1990s. Growing up in a world that was shaped by adult concerns or out of control is the subject of the majority of her works, which deal with the loss of innocence, vulnerability, fragility, and anxieties.

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The close examination of day-to-day life experienced by ordinary people and children in everyday situations makes Lux's current work unique. Her use of natural light and evocative settings are reminiscent of late 19th-century photography, which has also been described as classical. Her true-to-life organizations approach her subjects bluntly, allowing them to uncover themselves to the viewers. 

Lux's work demonstrates a combination of aesthetics and ethics. Her memorable photographs challenge existing ideas about childhood, address timeless issues of morality and social order, and shine a light on less visible forms of gender-based violence. Lux is not overtly political, politically motivated, or action-oriented; her work does not openly demand reform. Despite the fact that it does not call for specific change, Lux's art has been embraced by feminist theorists who consider her method and subject provocative.

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In a nutshell, her images speak to the power of imagination through reflections of those who inspire and influence her. When looking at Lux's photographs, one seems to be able to discover new things every time they look at it.

She is considered one of the artists who have successfully transcended the boundaries between the art world and mainstream culture.


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