Herbert Hamak

HerbertHamak

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

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Available works


  • S.T. H1005N, 2007

    resin and pigments on canvas
    32 x 24 x 27 cm


  • S.T. H1176N, 2010

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


  • S.T. H1200N, 2003

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


  • At the end of the rainbow, 2016

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


  • S.T. H984N, 2007

    resin and pigments on canvas
    30,5 x 30,5 x 7 cm


  • S.T. H983N, 2007

    resin and pigments on canvas
    30 x 30 x 7 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


  • Cadmium orange - H1020N, 2008

    resin and pigments on canvas
    40 x 40 x 21,3 cm


  • S.T. H1121NH, 2008

    resin and pigments on canvas
    40 x 40 x 21 cm


  • S.T. H1090N, 2008

    resin and pigments on canvas
    29 x 29 x 20,7 cm


  • S.T. H1053NH, 2008

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


  • Medusa, 2014

    resin and pigments on canvas
    45 x 35,5 x 23 cm


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

    resin and pigments on canvas
    10 pieces
    variable dimensions

Installations