Lothar Hempel

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Interior (Paradox), 2016, mixed media, 33 x 33 x 8,3 cm (13 x 13 x 3 1/4 in., private collection, Paris.
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Lothar Hempel, Interior (Dragon), 2016, mixed media, 33 x 33 x 8,3 cm (13 x 13 x 3 1/4 in.).
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Plakat (1977), 2016, inkjet on Dibond, acrylic, mixed material, 102 x 102 x 3 7/8 in
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Clairevoyanx, 2016, inkjet on Dibond, acrylic, mixed material,102 x 102 x 3 7/8 in
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Amour Phou, 2016, ink jet print, aluminium and mixed media, 49 x 28 3/8 x 6 1/8 in
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Fool's rock, 2010, mixed media, 240 x 90 x 90 cm, 94 1/2 x 35 3/8 x 35 3/8 in
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Signal Perplex, 2008, mixed media. FRAC Artothèque du Limousin, public collection.
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Old New Girl, 2012, acrylic, oil paint, crayon, ink on primed aluminium framed, 250 x 90 cm, 98 3/8 x 35 3/8 in
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Old New Girl (Wespenfabrik), 2012, acrylic, oil paint, crayon and ink on primed aluminium framed, 200 x 300 cm, 78 3/4 x 118 in, private collection
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Styx, 2009, mixed media, 250 x 175 x 40 cm, 98 x 68 x 15 in. Public collection, CNAP (France).
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Plakat II (Make-up She), 2006, collage, 194 x 194 cm, 76 3/8 x 76 3/8 in
Exhibition view Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016  Lothar Hempel: Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016
Exhibition view Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016 Lothar Hempel: Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016
Exhibition view Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016
Exhibition view Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016
Exhibition view Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016
Exhibition view Sex and the City, Art : Concept, Paris 2016

Biongraphy:
Lothar Hempel was born in 1966 in Köln. He lives and works there. His work is present, among others, by the following institutions: FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; FRAC Limousin, Limoges; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou. Exhibitions : The Voice of the Triangle, Modern Art, Londres (2012); The Story of The Old New Girls, Art:Concept, Paris (2012), Opium, La Conservera, Ceuti, Espagne (2012)

Lothar Hempel draws his inspiration from German history as well as from Californian New-Wave, Greek tragedy, pagan culture, music and cinema. His interest doesn’t reside in references as such: taking images for what they are or for what they convey in contemporary western culture is not his main concern. Rather, he seeks a re-appropriation akin to a way of seizing reality to make it circulate in his universe. His works are densely emotional, and instead of relinquishing themselves from the start in the form of a concept, they make us face lost or forgotten memories which we feel we could recover from one second to the other, thus engendering a multiplicity of individual interpretative possibilities and creating paths between dream and reality. Lothar Hempel creates a cosmogony – complete with characters, objects and environment – in which verbal and visual intermingle and by which previously distinct media clash in an almost violent way.

Lothar Hempel / Propaganda

Editions ICA, London, 2002

Lothar Hempel, Alphabet City

Exhibition catalogue, Lothar Hempel, Alphabet City, Le Magasin, Grenoble, February 11 – May 6 2007

JRP Ringier, Zürich, 2007

La Femme de trente ans

Curated by Caroline Soyez-Petithomme. Artists exhibited: Jean-Luc Blanc, Whitney Bedford, Judith Bernstein, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Lothar Hempel, Celia Hempton, Hedwig Houben, Tatiana Rihs, Walter Robinson.

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