*1979 in Munich, Germany
2003 - 2005 study of photography at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town
Lenz Mayer was born in the 1970ies, in which minimalism, Land Art and the artistic colour photography made their final breakthrough in the fine arts. All three of them have their origin in the USA, where a parallel can be drawn to Lenz Mayer, as he, besides trips to Australia and the United Arab Emirates, took a lot of pictures in the United States. Mayer dedicated himself to everyday life’s objects and embodied their discreet beauty. Mayer’s alignment of trash containers as well as the garage doorways recalls the Weimar Republic’s new factual industry photographers. The landscape’s fragments, which Lenz Mayer shoots with his camera, are incumbent on a very subjective repertory. In that way the photographer creates his own characteristic landscape. By looking at the photographs, which nearly seem ruminant, the observer experiences a training of perception. The pictures invite the recipient to absorb the own, direct environment with a wide awake and focused gaze.