Country: Germany 🇩🇪
Hans-Martin Dölz is a German artist renowned for his architectural and abstract photography. He studied Mathematics and Business Administration at the Universities of Bochum and Göttingen and graduated in 1979 with a master’s degree in Business Administration. After retirement, his passion for art was ignited. His first artworks were graphic images, computer-generated via mathematical algorithms. He was fascinated by the interplay between colors, lines and shapes. These works drew inspiration from French media artist Vera Molnár who is considered a pioneer of computer art back in the 1960s. He later experimented using actual photographs as seeds of computer modifications that turned them into abstract images. Some of these explorations involved fractals, which lead to universes within universes, never ending cascades of self-similar geometric beauty. Since 2013 Hans-Martin focuses mainly on photography without alteration. Most of his images capture the stunning geometric patterns that can be found in man-made structures and the natural world. His work has been published worldwide and it has been recognized with numerous international awards. In 2020 the distinction Excellence FIAP (EFIAP) was awarded to him by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).