Work

Paradise Lost

2019

Oil, acrylic, pencil, wax

203.2 x 152.4 cm | 80 x 60 in

Haze

2016

Dirt, pigment on collaged canvas and linen, steel frame

213 x 142 cm | 83 7/8 x 55 7/8 in


Biography

Volker Hüller’s work invites associations that range from Expressionism, Modernism, and Bauhaus, to Cubist influences. While Hüller himself states that influences from art history dating back to the turn of the 20th century are “a good farmer’s market to get some ingredients for your stew”, his  work also communicates narratives and snapshots from the artist’s internal world.

The surface treatment of Hüller’s paintings is of special importance to these works. At a very early stage he starts adding various materials to the ground of his paintings which serve a range of functions: this matter changes the surface, but also influences the composition. This treatment also undermines the more literal shapes and painted forms used, and reinforces a formal, linear structure. In the words of Daniel Kunitz: “.. it is not the reference to motifs or characteristic traits of style but much more the search for solutions to the problems concerning Hüller in his pictures; the tension between abstraction and figuration, as well as the treatment of a picture’s surface.”

Volker Hüller (1976 Forchheim, DE) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He studied under the late Norbert Schwontkowski at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Hüller’s work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (US); Saatchi Gallery, London (UK) and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (IL), as well as many private collections. His exhibitions include solo shows at Timothy Taylor, London (UK); Produzentengalerie, Hamburg (DE); Eleven Rivington, New York (US); GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL); and group shows at Museum Weserburg, Bremen (DE); Nicelle Beauchene, New York (US); Saatchi Gallery, London (UK); and the Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg (DE).


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Exhibitions

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Volker Hüller


Publications

Volker Hüller

Artist: Volker Hüller Year: 2017 Publisher: Skira editore S.p.A., Milano (IT) Authors: Scott Indrisek, Tony Godfrey Design: Luigi Fiore Hardcover: 103 pages Size: 29 x 21.5 cm ISBN: 9788857232843

Volker Hueller

Artist: Volker Hüller Year: 2012 Publisher: Snoeck, Cologne (DE) Authors: Margrit Brehm, Daniel Kunitz Design: Sarah Nöllenheidt, buero noc, Berlin Hardcover: 122 pages Size: 29 x 21.5 cm ISBN: 9783864420061


Press