FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph present a new solo presentation of the intensive graphic work of the Leipzig artist PAULE HAMMER. The gallery shows his recent series of works called „Tasks”.
Using black ink on paper, Hammer illustrates and formulates “Tasks” to the observer in a combination of picture and accompanying text such as “Try to force a person to his knees by looking at them” or “Mimic the sound of a storm wind with your mouth. And use it to sound a landscape through hidden loudspeakers”. With his animation for vision and action, Paule Hammer creates dialogical works of art between the self and its environment, between the intimate inside and the representative outside, and never stops asking questions. But there is always respect for individual fears, doubts and failures.
The exhibition thus follows on from the premiere of the artist’s first large-scale sculpture entitled “KAPUTTNIK” at the Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig. The 16m high sphinx-like figure, which is composed of a lion’s body and the face of Klaus Kinski’s, has only recently been opened and will serve as a venue for performances with a wide variety of guests and actions until May 2020. Here, as in the “Tasks”, common worldviews, life goals and certainties are questioned. On Dec. 12, 2019 “Banana pithecus” will be the opening event to invite visitors to a meditative journey through time to the common ancestors of man and banana under the guidance of a hypnotist.
Paule Hammer (born 1975 in Leipzig) studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig (1997-2002) and there completed his studies with the master student of Prof. Sighard Gill (2004).
The artist received the working scholarships of the Kunstfonds Bonn (2007) and the Kunstfonds des Freistaates Sachsen (2010) as well as the working scholarship of the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (2018).
Paule Hammer’s works were presented in solo exhibitions at FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph and Jette Rudolph (since 2007), at the MdBK Leipzig (2019/2020), at koenig2 in Vienna (2018), at the Kunstsammlungen Jena (2014), Kunstverein Göttingen (2013), Museum Abtei Liesborn with the SOR Rusche Collection (2013), the Sammlung Philara Düsseldorf (2009) and the Laden für Nichts Leipzig (2003-2016) as well as in group exhibitions such as at Feinkunst Krüger Hamburg (zs. m. Stefan Vogel) (2019), the Shop for Nothing (2019), the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden (2017), the Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche (2015), the Kunstverein Leipzig (2012) and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2009).
His works are represented in public collections such as the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and the Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig as well as private collections in New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seoul, Vienna, Basel, Copenhagen and numerous German collections.
Courtesy of the artist and FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph, Berlin
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