In a 20-year examination of complex analysis, led by philosophical questions, this creatively diverse body of work has emerged. It is supported by a concept that understands images as a transition, as space-filling objects between sculpture and painting, and it sits as a mediator between reality and imagination.
Transition depicts the time in which an idea transforms into a fleeting physical representation of feeling. It is brief and the action passes, but what remains are striking images of thought, solitude and technical brilliance.
Hinrichs work is entrenched in German philosophy and classical music that inspires his process. His use of colour, plastic resins and marble dust adds texture and surface to this work. His mastery lies in what he removes rather than in what remains.
Frank Hinrichs graduated from the Kunstacademie in Dusseldorf and has exhibited regularly at the Die Grosse in Kunstpalast, also in Dusseldorf. 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.
Frank Hinrichs studied Fine Art at the Kunstacademie in Düsseldorf under the tutleage of Alfonso Hüppi who was professor of painting from 1974-1999.
2017 GoldHaus der Kunst, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy 2016 Farbe bekennen, Rathaus, DüsseldorfHaus der Kunst #1, Haus der Kunst- Catieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo51 Grad Nord (Kat.), Stadtsparkasse, Wuppertal Broken Flowers (EA, Kat), Lisa Norris Gallery, London Dialog (EA), Raum Sechs (in der Galerie Clara Maria Sels), Düsseldorf Erdlebenbilder, Derra, Meyer & Partner, DüsseldorfKorschenbroicher Kunstfrühling, Korschenbroich abstract strategies, boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW (Kat.), Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf Skripturen (EA), Städtische Galerie, Kaarst 2015 Artistically gifted, Lisa Norris Gallery, London abstract strategies, Martina Kaiser Cologne Contemporary, Köln / PoiesisSpec, Berlin / Mirta Demare ruimte voor actuele kunst, Rotterdam / Galerie Schütte im Kunstraum der Scheidt'schen Hallen, Essen-Kettwig Repose, Lisa Norris Gallery, London, United Kingdom 2014 Abstract strategies, Bespoke Gallery & Studio, Düsseldorfan anderem Ort (EA), Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf Transition (EA), Lisa Norris Gallery, London51 Grad Nord, Galerie in der Stadtscheune, Otterndorf Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW (Kat.), Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf 2013 Randlage Hansa 9, Atelierhaus Hansastrasse, Neuss Reference to History, Kupferkessel, Essen Continent 2000, Galerie Lethert, Bad Münstereifel Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW (Kat.), Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf 2012 100 Tage Kunstreise - Sri Lanka, Dominic Sansoni - Frank Hinrichs,Galerie Kunstkomplex, Wuppertal Continent 2000, 10 Positionen Düsseldorfer Künstler, Werft 77, Düsseldorf 2011 Malstrom, 9 Positionen Düsseldorfer Malerei, Kunstverein Ibbenbüren Zwischenräume (EA mit Konstantin Lange), Schloss Pesch, Meerbusch Landschaft als Topos zeitgenössischer Kunst, Galerie schreier & von metternich fine arts, Düsseldorf Three days stand, Kunstsammlung Philara, Walzwerkstrasse Düsseldorf;Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn/New York 2010 Heterotopien (EA, Kat.), Galerie schreier & von metternich fine arts,Düsseldorf 2009 Werkzeuge des Lebens, GKK Krefeldweissaufweiss, Galerie schreier & von metternich fine arts, Düsseldorf metamorph (EA, Kat.), Galerie schreier & von metternich fine arts, Düsseldorf Engramme (EA), Kunstverein Duisburg 2008 Zwei Kulturen - ein Raum (Kat.), Goethe - Hafez - Saal, Düsseldorf Afternoon of a Düsseldorf Faun, Part Two, Galerie Andreas Brüning,Düsseldorf 2007 schwarz weiss, 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
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