Karl Horst Hödicke

1. Mixed Media 2. DIN A4

verlag der buchhandlung walther könig
764 pages
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At the age of 90, Karl Horst Hödicke is the man of the hour, and is celebrated with this brilliant publication of the Graphische Sammlungen München under the editorship of Dr. Michael Hering. The two volumes add up to 800 pages in large format and texts by the editor as well as aphorisms, quotations and aphorisms of the artist. The first part presents his paintings on paper. Volume 2 contains the DinA4 drawings, full of pictorial wit and lightness. The catalogue K.H. Hödicke presents important phases in the artist's work since the 1960s. The focus is on K.H. Hödicke's large-format Paintings on Paper from the 1970s and '80. In them he documents his painterly investigations over the course of two decades. He sometimes calls them "trial runs" and, through them, figures out compositions for motifs, varies them in series, and in the process comes up with ever new solutions in his art. The Paintings on Paper are preceded by the so-called DIN-A4-Zeichnungen, letter-size drawings from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. These stand out from his small-format drawings. Their motifs today appear like historical documents. Hödicke's works on paper, in contrast to his paintings, display a much higher speed of line, and they accept the unpredictable evolution of a composition as intrinsic to a work's genesis. The artist intentionally accepts this risk in order to achieve a dynamic painterly quality which, in the end becomes the works' trademark. Hödicke enjoys toying with risk, even at the danger of overburdening the compositions or loosing control over them. The present catalogs are exclusively devoted to these bodies of work. They beautifully testify to the fact that K.H. Hödicke today is to be considered a classic artist but that his decades' long work has lost none of its freshness and topicality.

Publishing Year: 2020
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Editor(s): Michael Hering
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 764
Dimensions: 29.2 x 30.5 cm
Weight: 6.1 kg
Language: German & English

ISBN: 978 3 96098 805 2

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