At a time when blank spots have by and large disappeared from maps, “wilderness” has returned in art. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has dedicated an extensive theme-based exhibition to this recurring fascination.


K.H. Hödicke

For all the painterly self-confidence and compositional certitude displayed by K.H. Hödicke’s paintings, his art betrays a distinct detachment from those forms of painting culture which aim at refinement and visual cuisine, a detachment which has grown over the past years. Particularly his more recent works relinquish elegance and external virtuosity—perhaps because he fears the hermeticism of perfection and the retreat into the spheres of pure aesthetics. [...] For it is indeed a style with which one can be at loggerheads—and painting of such a material quality as is exhibited by Hödicke’s most recent works will certainly not satisfy standard tastes, which expect a painted picture to provide comfortable pleasure."
Christoph Schreier

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"K.H. Hödicke"

February 2011

ISBN 978-3-86678-521-2

20,00 x 25,00 cm

68 Pages

34 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Wolfgang Gmyrek
Text by
Christoph Schreier
Design by
Sarah Fischer, Düsseldorf
Klaus-Peter Plehn, Kerber Verlag
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition "K.H. Hödicke. karborundum", 11 February to 2 April 2011, Galerie Wolfgnag Gmyrek, Düsseldorf.

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