Born in Enger, Germany, in 1961, Udo Noger has exhibited internationally since 1988 with solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Germany and in Canada, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and Spain. Painting with oil ad acrylic on canvas that is layered and also cut-out, Noger entraps light in his paintings for the purpose of highlighting his compositions and for the abstract rendering of light as a material. As a result, the light in the painting feels luminous as though it is emanating from the forms themselves. From 1981 to 1983 Noger attended Fachhochshule Bielefeld, then maintained studios in Paderborn, Berlin and Spain until 1990. From 1990 to 1992 he worked in Denver, Colorado, and in 1993, in New York, New York, both times on Nixdorf Grants. He lives and works now in Germany and the United States. As the artist develops, he pursues an intensive process of abstraction exploring the monochrome and the interaction of light, colour and space.