Josef Hirthammer

Josef Hirthammer has been working as a visual artist for over 40 years. His œuvre is extremely complex and defies categorization. The broad artistic range is reflected in the different design mediums, such as painting, drawing, photography, digital painting, sculpture, and installations. In terms of content, Josef Hirthammer focuses on portraits as well as ecological and philosophical themes, which he approaches through his work series. He is an outspoken nature enthusiast who transforms his encounters with nature into art objects. He is primarily interested in the producing, generating, creative, and active nature, which becomes effective from itself and which in the philosophical tradition has been equated with the source of all finite things. The artist, who lives and works in Fürth, views nature as a macro- and microcosm of its own with a unique aesthetic. This way of thinking provides him with inspiration for his works of art.

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1951

Born in Bad Reichenhall

1980

Foundation of the Artist Group „Zeichen“ with the Artists Karol Hurec, Klaus Neuper and Jürgen Schehak

1997

Realization of the Project „10 Städte“

2016

Award: Culture Award granted by District Erlangen-Höchstadt

lives and works nearby Nuremberg

1980

Laureate of the 6th International Graphics Biennale, Frechen/Frankfurt

1984

Medal of Honor of the Eighth British Print Biennale, UK

1986

International Impact Art Festival, Kyoto, Japan

2016

Culture Prize 2016, Culture Society Erlangen-Höchstadt

2020

"Zeichnungen Natur / Josef Hirthammer", Softcover 30 x 30 cm
"Contemporaries / Josef Hirthammer", Hardcover 30 x 30 cm 
" Paradise lost - everything just memories", Hardcover 21 x 29 cm

2019

"BETON - WACHS OBJEKTE / Josef Hirthammer", Hardcover 30 x 21 cm

2017

"Zeitgenossen - Malerei, Digital Painting, Zeichnung, Druckgrafik", Hardcover 30 x 30 cm

2013

„Malerei. Digital Painting. Zeichnung. Druckgrafik“
„Skulptur, Installation, Tableau“
„BW-Serie“, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2012

„Querschnitt“, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2007

„Josati Pseudonym“

2001

„Spuren der Natur – Dokumentation eines Großprojektes“

1996

„blue pieces of happy nature – Dokumentation der Ausstellung in der Alten Saline Bad Reichenhall“

1986

„Zeitgenossen. Galerie Siedlaczek Bocholt“

Collection Würth, Museum Würth
Collection Familie Metzler
Collection Böttingerhaus, Bamberg
Collection Kämpf, Basel, Switzerland

2021

"fourty4", GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2020

"Happy flowers", Installation Fürth

2019

"Paradise Lost", Galerie Alp Frankfurt

2018

Paper Positions Berlin, GALERIE VON&VON
Samen und G:E:N, Heimatministerium Nürnberg, Art Weekend Nuremberg
"Äpfel und Birnen und anderes Gemüse", Museum Würth Künzelsau
Paper Positions Berlin, GALERIE VON&VON 
"Alles Natur", GALERIE VON&VON

2017

"11 in 4", GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2016

„Alles Natur“, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg
„Flowers and more“, Red Corridor Gallery, Fulda

2015

Art Karlsruhe, GALERIE VON&VON
Opening of new Studio, Nuremberg

2014

„nature and art“, Museumsgruppe Würth, Hirschwirtscheuer

2013

ART.FAIR, One Man Show, Cologne
Scope Basel, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2012

Querschnitt, GALERIE VON&VON, Nuremberg

2011

„Totentanz“, Museum Junge Kunst, Ausstellung zum 200. Todestag Heinrich von Kleist, Frankfurt/Oder

2002

„flowers in color“, Gallery Fils, Dusseldorf

2000

„only roses“, Gallery Kämpf, Basel, Switzerland

 

1999

„Frauenportraits“, John Gallery, New York, USA

1998

„Freche Zeitgenossen“, Galerie Jllien, Zürich, Switzerland

1996

„blue pieces of happy nature“, Alte Saline, Bad Reichenhall

1995

„les fleurs“, Gallery Albrecht, Munich

1994

„Naturaler Pan-Sensualismus again“, Gallery Goetz, Basel, Switzerland

1993

„Naturaler Pan-Sensualismus“, Solothurn, Switzerland

1989

„Narziss und Graue Maus“, Gallery Conzen, Dusseldorf

1988

„die bunten Frauen“, Gallery Steiner, Basel, Switzerland

1987

„Projekt Häutung, Erde und Gras hinter Glas, Relikte für das Jahr 2500“, Basel, Switzerland

1982 - 1986

Art Basel, jährliche One Man Show, Switzerland

1982

Soloshow, „Frauen on my mind“

 

1980

Laureate of 6th International Graphics Biennale, Frechen/Frankfurt

1979

Exhibitions in Munich, Nice, Frankfurt, Ulm

1973 - 1976

Member of Art Society Salzburg, Austria

Fusionism / Abstract painting
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