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Thomas Huber

sad facets

“My pictures show spaces. You can see them but you can’t get to them; it is as if they are sealed behind clear glass. The picture is a promise that cannot be honoured, it is a wistful, sad thing. If I had the opportunity to enter the pictures, how would I find my bearings? I draw diagonal lines in the broad spatial flight. I find the centre at the point where these lines cross over. I add another diagonal and then another and check the depth of the picture. Eventually, an entire network of diagonals covers the spaces and I can identify a pattern of diamond shapes. The wall surfaces, shortened due to perspective, also resemble diamonds. Everything comes to a head below the surface; I see the pictures as sad diamonds.” (Thomas Huber, 2008)

Facsimile edition of a recently produced scetch-book by the artist; a publication with the paintings was also published.


1955 Born in Zurich
1977-1978 Kunstgewerbeschule Basel
1979 Royal College of Art London
1980-1983 Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Fritz Schwegler’s class
1991-1999 Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig
1992 Temporary Director of the Centraal Museum Utrecht
2000-2002 Chairman of the Deutscher Künstlerbund (Association of German Artists)
Lives and works in Berlin since 2008 


to the accompanying artist publication


500,00 € (postage free inside germany)

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