“A 4 Beifahrt” is a joint project by artists Frank Mädler and Grit Schwerdtfeger. Whenever they were on the road together, the one who wasn't driving took photos of trucks they were passing. The outcome is a unique photographic reflection on color, space, movement, and sense of time.
Born in Torgelow, Germany, in 1963, Frank Mädler studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany, under the direction of renowned photographer, Astrid Klein. In 2004, he won a scholarship to the German Academy in Rome at the Villa Massimo, an esteemed German prize for a visual artist. In 2000, Mädler graduated with his Masters in Fine Art from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany, where he lives and works today. His work hangs in public and private collections, including the American Bank Collection, USA, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Antoine de Galbert Foundation in Paris, the Mulder Foundation in Lima, Peru, the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie in Regensburg, Germany, the DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt, Germany, Art Collection Telekom, Berlin, and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden, Germany.
Grit Schwerdtfeger completed her studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, where she currently lives. Schwerdtfeger has received numerous scholarships and awards, including a DAAD fellowship to study in Cuba, and a one-year residency at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid. Her work is included in corporate and private collections in England, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Canada.