Lothar Hempel

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lothar hempel, Plakat II (Make-up She), 2006, collage, 76 3/8 x 76 3/8 in
Plakat II (Make-up She), 2006, collage, 76 3/8 x 76 3/8 in
lothar hempel, Old New Girl (Sturm), 2012, acrylic, oil paint, pencil and ink on primed aluminium, framed, 78 3/4 x 62 1/4 in.
Old New Girl (Sturm), 2012, acrylic, oil paint, pencil and ink on primed aluminium, framed, 78 3/4 x 62 1/4 in.
lothar hempel, The Mirror, 2008, acrylic on aluminium, 63 x 23 5/8 in.
The Mirror, 2008, acrylic on aluminium, 63 x 23 5/8 in.
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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).
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

News:
– Invitation – Les FRAC au Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris/FR (group show, Sep 20 – Oct 20 2018)
– Papier.Salon., Wentrup Gallery, Berlin/DE (group show, Jan 14 – Feb 23 2018)
– Lothar Hempel – Gargoyle, Italic, Berlin/DE (solo show, Feb 10 – April 14 2018)

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

A New Horizon

Art : Concept presents A New Horizon, a collective exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Jean-Luc Blanc, Lothar Hempel and Simon Periton.

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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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Bagna Cauda

Art : Concept presents Bagna Cauda, a group exhibition with Martine Aballéa, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julien Audebert, Francis Baudevin, Whitney Bedford, Jean-Luc Blanc, Michel Blazy, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Richard Fauguet, Vidya Gastaldon, Geert Goiris, Lothar Hempel, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, Andrew Lewis, Adam McEwen, Philippe Perrot, Jimmy Robert, Pietro Roccasalva, Gedi Sibony, Alexandre Singh, Roman Signer, and Laurent Laclos.

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Ikarus

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Magnet

The exhibition opening will be held on September 7, 2001

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