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



  • Herbert Hamak is one of the artists selected for the exhibition Der Duft der Bilder (The Fragrance of Images), curated by Beate Kemfert, which opens on 19 September 2018 at the Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen in Rüsselsheim.
    September 19, 2018 – January 6, 2019 | Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim

  • 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.