Herbert Hamak

Painting? Sculpture? The work by the German sculptor Herbert Hamak (1952) isn’t part of art’s traditional categories. He concentrates, rather, on the purity of colour, intensified by a knowing use of the resin-filtered light that is the essence of his work.
Hamak has often created a rapport with already existing situations, whether natural or monumental. His installation on the facade of Atri cathedral in 2004 was astounding; it was later reused on a permanent basis in the Bocconi university in Milan.

His are not the usual kind of sculptural interventions because Hamak uses the building, its facade, and various spaces as a painter uses the canvas and the stretcher. One of the keys to his art is landscape: the state and condition in which colour and three-dimensionality within space live together in perfect harmony. His most recent works present more complex forms than before: there is a further concentration on certain architectural forms as well as on various aspects of Renaissance painting. (Angela Madesani)
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Available works

Installations

Videos

Available works


  • S.T. H1005N, 2007

    resin and pigments on canvas
    32 x 24 x 27 cm


  • S.T. H1200N, 2003

    resin and pigments on canvas
    22,5 x 22,5 x 32,5 cm


  • S.T. H364N, 2001

    resin and pigments on canvas
    18,4 x 18,4 x 23,4 cm


  • H1290N, 2012

    resin and pigments on canvas
    15 x 15 x 18 cm


  • H442N and H444N, 2002

    resin and pigments on canvas
    48 x 19 x 19 cm each


  • H1379, 2015

    resin and pigments on canvas
    25 x 8 x 13 cm


  • Untitled, 2014

    resin and pigments on iron base
    81 x 113 x 13 cm


  • ST, 2013

    resin and pigments on canvas
    81 x 81 x 20 cm


  • H1384V, 2015

    resin and pigments on canvas
    40 x 8,5 x 40 x 21,5 cm


  • H1387N, 2015

    resin and pigments on canvas
    40 x 40 x 8,5 x 20,5 cm


  • H1226N, 2010

    resin and pigments on canvas
    101 x 101 x 8,5 cm


  • S.T. H1121NH, 2008

    resin and pigments on canvas
    40 x 40 x 21 cm


  • S.T. H1053NH, 2008

    resin and pigments on canvas
    28,2 x 28,2 x 20 cm


  • Ultramarine Blau Dunkel (from Atri), 2003/2011

    resin and pigments on canvas
    10 pieces
    variable dimensions


  • Colonna, 2004

    resin on steel base
    246 x 16 x 16 cm


  • Untitled, 2013

    resin and pigments
    264 x 96,5 x 19 cm


  • Untitled - Colonna rossa, 2010

    resin and pigments
    340 x 21 x 21 cm


  • At the end of the rainbow, 2016

    resin and pigments
    74,7 x 121,2 x 34,2 cm

Installations


  • At the end of the rainbow, 2017

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Temporary space - Milan


  • At the end of the rainbow, 2017

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Temporary space - Milan


  • Un racconto in sei stanze, 2016

    installation view
    Palazzo Barbò - Studio la Città


  • Installation view, 2016

    Studio la Città, Arte Fiera, Bologna


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  • Herbert Hamak - Installation

    Arco, Trento 2007


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