Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hans Hemmert

Hans Hemmert is a German painter, photographer, and sculptor. Unfortunately, I cannot find any biographical information on him anywhere.

Hemmert's work is very colorful and has an air of childish whimsy. I like how fun and carefree they feel, even though it seems like there is a more serious undertone to them. The large scale makes them seem momentous and important, no matter what he is trying to say with them. They command attention, but I'm not exactly sure if they could keep it for long. They do seem like they would be easy to view and then move on right away because someone might take them at face value as, for example, a tank made of balloons.

German Panther, 2007

(wegkreuz), 2006

Die Haubitze der 52, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 2012

Untitled, 1998
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