4 November – 10 February 2018
+ Benedikt Hipp
The haunting atmosphere created by Hipp’s paintings results from the combination of different textures, references and materials, from the interplay of abstract and representational components as well as from the different image sources he uses.
The latter includes objects from sacred, archaic or spiritual contexts, e.g. caves, cult vessels or votive figures, which Hipp alienates and integrates into his own impressive pictorial cosmos.
A reoccurring motif in the paintings is the human body, which, however, never appears as an entire, fully functional organism, but is fragmented or somehow incomplete.
At the core of Hipp’s œuvre lies his interest in visualizing the needs and longings of man and our specific human constitution.
Benedikt Hipp was born in 1977 in Munich. Between 2000 and 2007 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna and at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. He showed his work in solo exhibitions, a.o. at Kunstpalais Erlangen (2012) and Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen (2015); as well as in group exhibitions at Sprengel Museum Hannover (2011), Kerstnergesellschaft Hannover (2012), Bielefelder Kunstverein (2014), Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen (2017) and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2018).