Sebastian Guinness is pleased to announce its
inaugural show; the first one-man exhibition in Ireland, of German artist Herbert Hamak.
Hamak was born in 1952, in Unterfranken, Bavaria, where he lives and works to this day.He spent the years 1972-1980 at the StaedelArtSchool in Frankfurt, one of Germanyís crucibles of artistic innovation.He is an artist dedicated to the tactile and
painterly qualities of light.Working in
resin, his abstract, minimal forms are simple studies in the saturation of colour
and ask an infinite number of visual questions.Hamak has refined his palette and technique over the past quarter
century allowing for a variety of form that, although at once sculptural, he
prefers to regard as paintings.His
works impress because they are strongly structured, rigorous, transparent, and
His work has been exhibited
around the world and is represented in numerous prestigious permanent
collections: MMK, Frankfurt; Kunsthalle, Mannheim; Technische Hocheschule, Frankfurt; the Daimler Chrysler Collection; and The PeggyGuggenheimMuseum, Venice.