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Volker Hüller
Volker Hüller, 1976

Volker Hüller’s large-format canvases and hand-coloured etchings engulf the viewer in a world where shapes and meaning are fragmented and interconnected to present an eerily abstract sense of portraiture and narrative. Both paintings and etchings distill Hüller’s exploration of collage, where line plays a fundamental role. Constantly shifting between figuration and abstraction, Hüller’s works disassemble their materials – both physically and conceptually – to compose new forms. For example, in the large-scale etchings, fragmented figures seemingly dance, love, fight. Movement is conveyed by dissecting forms, through a clear lineage from Cubism and Duchamp’s experiments such as Nude Descending a Staircase.

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Flowers and Snakes I, 2017, Hand-coloured etching, watercolour and shellac on paper, with hand-painted mount
Deadhead, 2015, Studio dirt, pigment, shellac, acrylic on canvas
Einer von Euch (in blau), 2015, Mixed media on canvas
Untitled (Sculpture), 2015, Clay, rock, spray-paint, cigarette, thread
Flowers and Snakes, 2015, Etching, watercolour and shellac
The End, 2015, Etching, watercolour and shellac



Volker Hüller – Timothy Taylor