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

  • 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

  • Colonne, 2003-2007

    resin on steel base
    250 x 18 x 18 cm - dx 246 x 16 x 16 cm - sx

  • Untitled, 2013

    resin and pigments
    264 x 96,5 x 19 cm

  • Millefiori - H1268N, 2015

    resin and pigments on canvas
    156 x 8,5 x 21,5 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



  • Luigi Carboni, Arthur Duff, Herbert Hamak and David Simpson are just some of the artists of the CHROMOPHOBIA. The exhibition, curated by Aldo Parisotto and in collaboration with the Studio la Città art galleries, Galleria de’ Foscherari and Galleria Africa Curio, was born through dialogue and the fusion of architecture, art and design.
    6-27 October 2017 | cc-tapis – Piazza Santo Stefano 10, Milan

  • 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.