Eckart Hahn Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany, b. 1971


Eckart Hahn (b. 1971, Germany) sets a stage in his paintings. By combining elements of underlying narrative tension and a physical tension —evoked from an arresting representation of materiality, pressure, gravity, and restriction— he creates a synergy of form and semantics that transcends a literal reading of his work. These binaries stand out, either by the artist living in a paradoxical society, or through the relationship between nature and culture, the power play of freedom and control, or authenticity and artificiality.


Hahn attended Eberhardt-Karl-University and the Johannes-Gutenberg-School in Stuttgart. His work has been represented in solo and group institutional exhibitions throughout Europe, most recently featured at Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2019); with an upcoming show at Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen (2020), and Museum Art Plus, Donaueschingen (2021). Accompanying the publication of his monograph, "Der schwarze Hund trägt bunt" 2018, were three museum exhibitions at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck; and Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden. He currently lives and works in Germany.