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



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

  • Untitled, 2014

    resin and pigments on iron base
    81 x 113 x 13 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

  • 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



  • On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of Juliette Chair by Hannes Wettstein, Baleri Italia chose to pay homage to one of its most iconic products with a project that celebrates the encounter between design and art. Three contemporary artists – Luigi CarboniJacob Hashimoto and Herbert Hamak – are asked to interpret the “supersleek” and they will be photographed in three emblematic shots.