Hartmut Neumann – Verbotene Zonen (Forbidden Zones) ǀ Wolf Hamm – Große Prozesse (Great Processes)

Under the titles "Verbotene Zonen" (Forbidden Zones) and "Große Prozesse" (Great Processes), the Max Ernst Museum Brühl of the LVR is presenting around 100 works by Hartmut Neumann (*1954) and Wolf Hamm (*1974) in a double exhibition.

The German painter, object artist and photographer Hartmut Neumann studied painting and graphics at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen under Rolf Thiele. Since 1992 he has been a professor at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts. Hartmut Neumann has been awarded many prizes and his work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. The artist lives in Cologne. His mostly large-format, mysterious landscape visions reveal a very unique, utopian view of nature. The exhibition in Brühl brings together paintings as well as drawings under the title "Forbidden Zones", including his largest, spectacular work to date from 2019: "Unresolved Turbulence".

Wolf Hamm's colour-intensive works - created in the technique of reverse painting on glass - which seem surreal in their combination of images, also draw the viewer into a visual vortex. For the first time, all six large-format works of his cycle "The Great Trials", begun in 2010, are being shown in an exhibition, which thematises the developmental stages of human history in the guise of the changing seasons.

Wolf Hamm was a master student of Siegfried Anzinger at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, received numerous fellowships and promotional prizes and has been shown in solo exhibitions and group participations in Germany, Spain, Greece and Finland since 1998. He lives and works in Berlin.

In the museum's double exhibition with contemporary artists, two different, current positions can be discovered in the field of tension between the work of Max Ernst and surreal pictorial strategies. These points of contact connect the two artistic approaches and build bridges in terms of content in the spatially separated presentation.


© Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© Wolf Hamm 2021
© Wolf Hamm 2021
© Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
© Wolf Hamm 2021
© Wolf Hamm 2021
© Wolf Hamm 2021
© Wolf Hamm 2021
© Wolf Hamm 2021

Available works of the artist

Wolf Hamm, IV. (aus der Reihe: 'Die großen Prozesse'), 2019, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, IV. (aus der Reihe: 'Die großen Prozesse'), 2019, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, Falling in Love, 2022
Wolf Hamm, Falling in Love, 2022
Wolf Hamm, IV. Der große Mittag (aus der Reihe: 'Die großen Prozesse') (from the series "Die grossen Prozesse"), 2014, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, Under the Tree, 2022
Wolf Hamm, Am Tag wie in der Nacht - Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand, 2020
Wolf Hamm, Das freie Land, 2019
Wolf Hamm, Die Venusfalle, 2021
Wolf Hamm, Kronzeuge, 2021
Wolf Hamm, Der Maskenball, 2021
Wolf Hamm, Die Inspektoren, 2019
Wolf Hamm, Auf immer und ewig, 2012, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, Die Liebe hat zwei Gesichter, 2020
Wolf Hamm, Lieber Vogel, fliege weiter, 2007, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, untitled (Study on: Es herscht wieder Frieden im Land), 2017
Wolf Hamm, o.T. (Studie zu: Kronzeuge), 2021
Wolf Hamm, o.T. (Studie zu: VI. Die Krone der Schöpfung, aus der Reihe der Die großen Prozesse), 2021
Wolf Hamm, Rabenschwarz, 2021
Wolf Hamm, Das große Räderwerk, 2020
Wolf Hamm, Was die Welt zusammenhält, 2018
Wolf Hamm, Die Uhr hat zwölf geschlagen, 2018, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, Das soziale Netzwerk, 2014, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, o.T. (aus der Serie: Zeitzeichen), 2011
Wolf Hamm, Der Familienkreis, from the series: Der Familienkreis, 2015, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, Das gefühlte Wissen 1, 2016, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, Die Zeitenwende I, 2009
Wolf Hamm, Study for Eule II, 2017, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, Die Gottheiten sind nicht die höchsten und  letzten Mächtigkeiten II, 2014, © Wolf Hamm
Wolf Hamm, o.T. (aus der Reihe: In the same boat, till the end, Blatt V), 2022
Wolf Hamm, o.T. (aus der Reihe: In the same boat, till the end, Blatt I), 2022

Past exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling

Selected Publications of the Artist

Wolf Hamm. Zeitzeichen

Wolf Hamm. Zeitzeichen

  • Artist: Wolf Hamm
    Text: Wolf Hamm
    Design: Wolf Hamm
  • German
    Softcover, 14 x 9
    72 pages
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2016
    ISBN 978-3-94606306-3
  • 12 €
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