Hanns Schimansky

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Texts by: Franz-W. Kaiser Edited by: Hanns Schimansky, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag German, English Januar 2008, 104 Pages, 71 Ills. Softcover 1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2140-0

The weightless, incredibly multifaceted pencil, ink, and oil pastel drawings of German artist Hanns Schimansky (*1949 in Bitterfeld) are impressively timeless. Beyond all fashionable trends, Schimansky has been exploring the effects of lines and colors on paper for over three decades. In his sensitive grid patterns, introduced into his pictures in the mid-eighties, as well as in his more recent folded works, called Faltungen,  with their surprising, brilliant color fields made of painted paper, he unites a systematic rigor with the processual and the subjective.This volume concentrates on the new series of folded works the artist has been making from ink drawings since 2002. As Kirsten Claudia Vogt noted, Schimansky is “an artist of ideas, who has to be constantly drawing, as well as someone who creates things out of the material—an observant collector, doodler, writer, and director of coincidences.” Exhibition schedule: Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, January 19–May 12, 2008