Artists Frank Hinrichs

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Scriptur XV, 2015 signed and dated oil in canvas 210 x 160cm


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Hinrichs’ work is entrenched in German philosophy and classical music and both inspire his process. In the pictorial space of his paintings, sound, word and gesture come together to form a symphony of pulsating coloured forms. His paintings dispense of any allegiance to concrete form. Often any resulting imagery that emerges from his rapid scriptural strokes are a natural by-product of his energetic and intuitive technique. This involves lengthy periods of creating and shaping coloured forms, which he then removes or scrapes away, only to reapply. All the while, a series of spontaneous micro decisions he makes with his brush along the way, triggers a multitude of coincidences or happy accidents.

Hinrichs prefers to understand images as a transition, as space-filling objects. Much as music creates a space within the mind of its audience for the music to reverberate, his paintings have come into being from the space created within the painter during his lengthy applications of paint to the canvas surface.   His use of colour, plastic resins and marble dust adds texture and surface to this powerful work. His mastery lies in what he removes rather than in what remains. This new body of work celebrates his unequivocal devotion to the sensuous and intimate dialogue an artist can have with paint.

He studied Fine Art at the Kunstacademie in Düsseldorf under the tutleage of Alfonso Hüppi who was  professor of painting from 1974-1999.


2018 Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

2018 51 Grad Nord, Städtische Galerie Haus Herbede

2018 51 Grad Nord, Redux, Städtische Galerie Haus Martfeld, Schwelm

2018 Korschenbroicher Kunstfrühling, Kulturbahnhof Korschenbroich

2018 Galeria Sztuki, Liegnitz, Poland

2018 Versteckter Dissens, Kunsthalle Kat, Wermelskirchen

2017 Gold, Haus der Kinst, Palermo, Sicily

2017 Neue Freunde, Kunstverein Duisburg

2016 Erdlebenbilder: Vito Stassi Giuseppe Adamo Frank Hinrichs,  Derra, Meyer & Partner, Düsseldorf

2016 Abstract Strategies, Boeckercontemporary,  Heidelberg

2016 Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

2016 Skripturen, Städtische Galerie Kaarst, Kaarst

2015 Abstract Strategies,  curated by Jan Holthoff,  Martina Kaiser Cologne Contemporary Art, Cologne

2014 51 Degrees North, Ottersdorf

2014 Great Art Exhibition NRW, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf

2013  Peripheral Hansa  Continent 2000 Gallery Lethert

Great Art Exhibition NRW, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf

2012  100 day art trip Sri Lanka, Dominic Sansoni

Continent in 2000, Shipyard 77, Dusseldorf

2011 Malstrom Spaces (EA with Konstantin Lange) Landscape of Contemporary Art, Gallery & Metternich of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf

2010 Heterotopias, Gallery Barker & Metternich of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf

2009   Tools of Life, GKK Krefeld Weissaufweiss, Gallery Barker & Metternich of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf

2008 Two Cultures – One Room Goethe, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Dusseldorf

2007  Black and White, Gallery Barker & Metternich of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf

2004    My Father’s Eyes, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Dusseldorf