Currently showing Frank Hinrichs: Broken Flowers

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Detail Frank Hinrichs

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June 8 2016

‘All arts aspire to the condition of music which is nothing but form.’  (Jorge Luis Borges)

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 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.

Hinrichs studied at the University of Düsseldorf and the Kunstakademie.

He most recently exhibited at the Stadtische Galerie in Kaarst and the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf. This is his second solo show in London with Lisa Norris Gallery.


2016     Broken Flowers, Lisa Norris Gallery, London

Skripturen,  Städtische Galerie, Kaarst


51 Grad Nord, Stadtsparkasse, Wuppertal


Abstract Strategies, Catieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo


Raum Sechs in der Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf


Erdlebenbilder, Derra, Meyer & Partner, Düsseldorf


Korschenbroicher Kunstfrühling, Korschenbroich


Abstract Strategies, boecker contemporary, Heidelberg


The Big Art Exhibition, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf


2015     Artistically Gifted, Lisa Norris Gallery, London


Abstract Strategies, Martina Kaiser Cologne Contemporary, Köln / Poiesis

Spec, Berlin / Mirta Demare space for contemporary art  Rotterdam /

Galerie Schütte im Kunstraum  Scheidt’schen Hallen, Essen-Kettwig


Repose, Lisa Norris Gallery, London


2014     Abstract Strategies, Bespoke Gallery, Düsseldorf


In Another Place, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf


Transition, Lisa Norris Gallery, London


51 Grad Nord, Städtische Galerie, Otterndorf/Cuxhaven


   The Big Art Exhibition, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf


2013     Remoteness Hansa 9, Atelierhaus, Neuss


Reference to history, Kupferkessel, Essen


Continent 2000, Galerie Lethert, Bad Münstereifel


The Big Art Exhibition, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf


2012    100 Days Art Travel – Sri Lanka (EA mit Dominic Sansoni) , Galerie Kunstkomplex, Wuppertal


Continent 2000, 10 Positionen Düsseldorfer Künstler, Werft 77, Düsseldorf


2011    Maelstrom,  9 Positions Düsseldorf Painters, Kunstverein Ibbenbüren


Interstices, Schloss Pesch, Meerbusch


Landscape as a topos of contemporary art, Galerie Schreier & von Metternich Fine Arts, Düsseldorf


Three days stand, Kunstsammlung Philara, Walzwerkstrasse Düsseldorf ; Brooklyn Fire Proof, New York


2010    Heterotopien, Galerie Schreier & von Metternich Fine Arts, Düsseldorf


2009    Tools of Life, GKK Krefeld


Weissaufweiss, Galerie Schreier & von Metternich Fine Arts, Düsseldorf


Metamorph, Galerie Schreier & von Metternich Fine Arts, Düsseldorf


Engram, Kunstverein Duisburg


2008   Two Cultures, Goethe-Hafez-Saal, Düsseldorf


Afternoon of a Düsseldorf Faun, Part Two, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Düsseldorf


2007    Black and White,  Galerie Schreier & von Metternich Fine Arts, Düsseldorf


Engel, Maxhaus, Katholisches Stadthaus, Düsseldorf


Wegmarken (EA), Maxhaus, Katholisches Stadthaus, Düsseldorf


2004    My Father´s Eyes, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Düsseldorf