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畢業於慕尼黑媒體設計學院,現居住及創作於柏林。Kotter以有機玻璃、不鏽鋼、霓虹燈、熒光燈等材料的使用,以「光」作為畫筆,將光影具象化、創造豐富多變的空間能量。全球展覽經歷豐富,包括倫敦Museum of Kinetic Art、突尼斯Interference國際燈光藝術節、維也納Kubus Export等。作品獲德國 Musuem Ritter、科隆 MAKK Museum、倫敦豪宅Hyde Park One,德國聯邦議會及眾多私人收藏。

Kotter早期以複合媒材平面、立體裝置展露頭角。2000年左右轉為以燈光為題,於展場親自架設光影裝置,創作出著名如彩色海潮般的Light Box、利用一圈圈LED燈管環繞空間深度的Tunnel、以及佇立牆角高彩度的Colour Code等一系列作品。受抽象表現主義大師,如美國Dan Falvin、 James Turrell、及丹麥OlafurEliasson 影響,以「光」作為創作主軸,探討光線、色溫、彩度與空間營造的關係。於德國Osthaus Museum展出時,以暖色調燈管疊合反射玻璃鏡面,勾起千絲萬縷鄉愁、家庭回憶的Almost;數支燈管朝向觀眾,展現光的力度與結構的Big Bang Interuption;站立於牆面,彷彿射飛鏢的動作在眼前上演,新穎、創新的Practicing…不同時期的作品,展現Hans Kotter 利用光營造整體空間氛圍,注重觀者與其光影藝術的互動、獨特的藝術風格語彙。

Hans Kotter was born in Muhldorf am Inn, Germany in 1966. His work has been exhibited widely throughout Europe and the United States.Highlights include participation in exhibitions at Villa Datris (L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France), Kinetica Museum (London), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb). His work is in collections including the Targetti Light Art Collection (La Sfacciata, Italy), Museum Ritter (Waldenbuch, Germany), and Kinetica Museum (London). He currently lives and works in Berlin.

Hans Kotter’s work is an exquisite commentary on the way that light interacts with the environment. It references the minimalist neon sculpture of the 1960s and 1970s by artists such as Dan Flavin, and can be seen as part of the canon of exciting “light” work by contemporary artists such as Olafur Eliasson and James Turrell. Kotter’s creations oscillate between technical perfection, naturalness, artificiality and painterly appearance, creating works of art that cannot be comfortably categorized.His light-based sculptures reflect the mutability of light due to the steady change of colors as one flows into the next, as well as a strong interest on the part of Kotter in engaging his audience. This is achieved primarily through the interactive quality of his work – the appearance of each is customizable according to viewer preference.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020Light- Colour- SpaceMAKK Museum of Applied Arts Cologne Cologne Germany
2018Leuchtende Unendlichkeit / Luminous Infinity Galerie Michaela Stock Vienna Austria
2017Point of View Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London Great Britain
2016Beyond light Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie Bielefeld Germany
2015Beyond light Bildraum 07 Vienna Austria
2014Light Flow Galerie Nery Marino Paris France
2014Interruption De Buck Gallery New York City NY ,United States
2013Superposition Galerie Michaela Stock Vienna Austria
2013Replaced – light flow Kubus Export Vienna Austria
2013Light flow Osthaus Museum Hagen Hagen Germany
2012Home sweet home Galerie Klaus Benden Cologne Germany
2012In the flux Galerie Nery Marino Paris France
2011Light flow Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London Great Britain
2011Light sensitive De Buck Gallery New York United States
2011Point of view Priveekollektie Heusden aan de Maas Netherlands
2011Deflection Studio d'Arte Contemporanea Pino Casagrande Rome Italy
2010Transformation Priveekollektie Heusden aan de Maas Netherlands
2009Replaced Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London Great Britain
2009Replaced Galerie Michaela Stock Vienna Austria, (catalogue)
2008The very best... Gallery Benden & Klimczak Cologne Germany
2008Balance Shunt London Great Britain with Kinetica Museum London, Great Britain
2008Colour rush Gallery Bernd Lausberg Toronto Canada
2007Ccolour rush Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London Great Britain (catalogue)
2006Luminale Frankfurt Germany – Biannual light culture festival with Patrick Heide
2006Contemporary Art London Great Britain
2006 Licht Farbe Raum Gallery Bernd LausbergDüsseldorf, Germany
2005Chromatic impulse Berlinische Galerie with Company Spectral Germany
2004Balance Raum für Kunst/Art space Art Association Ravensburg Germany
2004Illuminations Aedes Berlin Germany
2004Macro landscape Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London Great Britain
2003Lichtecht/lightfast Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Frankfurt Germany
2002Light and colour Bezirks Galerie Oberbayern/Gallery District Upper Bavaria Munich Germany
2002 Beauty in plastic City Museum Neuötting Germany
2001Blue line Factory Pasinger Munich Germany
1999Stillleben Gallery Benden & Klimczak Cologne Germany
1998Spurensicherung City Gallery in the House of Culture Waldkraiburg Germany
1997Diary with sound-collage Modern Theatre Munich Germany
1997 Tagebuchnotizen Gallery Hofmeisterhaus Massing/Rottal Germany
1994Body language Radio centre of Bratislava Slovakia
1993Stadtmuseum Waldkraiburg Waldkraiburg Germany
1993Daydreams Chuck Levitan Gallery New York United States

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019AfterMinimalism Valletta Contemporary Valletta Malta
2019Colors LH2 contemporary Berlin Germany
2018Infinity by Hans Kotter & Annett Zinsmeister MPV Gallery 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands
2018Mehr Licht! Stern-Wywiol Galerie Hamburg Germany
2018LIGHT BOX - 18 aktulle Positionen Kunstmuseum Celle Germany
2018Interference. International Light Art Project Medina Tunis Tunisia
2018A to Z. Works from the Collection LH2 contemporary Berlin Germany
2018Geometrics + Reflections LH2 contemporary Berlin Germany
2017Licht und Bewegung Messmer Kunsthalle Riegel am Kaiserstuhl Germany
2017PAD London with Adrian Sassoon Gallery London Great Britain
2017Art Berlin with Gallery Klaus Benden Cologne Germany
2017Colored Light | Summer Select De Buck Gallery New York United States
2017Dallas Art Fair With De Buck Gallery New York United States
2017THE THIN VIEL - Kinetica Anniversary Show Kinetica – Museum of Kinetic Art London Great Britain
2017SIGNAL – Lichtkunst aus der Sammlung Robert Simon Kunstmuseum Celle Germany
2016Luminous perception Galerie Michaela Stock Vienna Austria
2016SPATIAL MIRACLES Installations Spatial Constructions Light Sculptures Museum 2016
2016Sculpture en partage Foundation Villa Datris L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue France
2016Deck Voyage Borusan Contemporary Istanbul Turkey
2015Lumiere & Lumieres Galerie Nery Marino Paris France
2015Lunapark 2000 Museum Ritter Waldenbuch Germany
2015Appropriation Galerie Michaela Stock Vienna Austria
2014Contemporaries New Budapest Gallery Budapest Hungary
2014Couleur et transparence Galerie Nery Marino Paris France
2014Common Ground: Earth Borusan Contemporary Istanbul Turkey
2014Insanitus Festival 2014 - Insanitus Festival Vilnius Lithuania
2014Geometriks Galeria Impakto Lima Peru
2014Kinetica Museum feature show – Kinetica Museum of Kinetic Art London Great Britain
2014Summer Selections De Buck Gallery New York City United States
2014Scheinwerfer. Part 2 Light art in Germany in the 21. century Kunstmuseum Celle Germany
2014Out of our Heads ARTinTRA London Great Britain
2014Cielo y Tierra Galeria Impakto Lima Peru
2014LUMINALE 2014 bestregARTs Frankfurt/Main Germany
2013The Art of Light and Movement in the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection Museum Ritter Waldenbuch Germany
2013Scheinwerfer. Part 1 Light art in Germany in the 21. century Kunstmuseum CelleGermany
2013Ceci n'est pas une lampe.. Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung Bonn Germany
2013BRIGHT Ideas Galerie Nery Marino Paris France
2013Segment #3 Borusan Contemporary Istanbul Turkey
2013Kotter luther mack Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London Great Britain
2013Lumino Citiy - Galeria Impakto LimaPeru
2012Quadratic equations Kepes Institute Budapest Hungary
2012Mouvement et lumiere Villa Datris L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue France
2012Luminale frankfurt - shine shine shine Bestregarts Frankfurt/Main Germany
2012Effects in relation Galerie Lisi Hämmerle Bregenz Austria
2011New works 2011 Bestregarts Frankfurt/Main Germany
2011Reflection reflected NEXT DOOR galerie michaela stock Vienna Austria
2011Stories for reflection Galerie Michaela Stock Vienna Austria
2011Segment #1 Borusan Contemporary Istanbul Turkey
2011Summer group show Patrick Heide Contemporary Art LondonGreat Britain
2011Summer selections De Buck Gallery New York City United States
2011Lazareti - artist in residence Art radionica Lazareti - Gallery Otok DubrovnikCroatia
2011Click clique Galerie Lausberg Toronto Canada
2011Sculptures plurielles Villa Datris L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue France
2011Sensitiv EXTRA MSU Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Zagreb Croatia
2011 Deflection Gábor ERDÉLYI & Hans KOTTER - Viltin Gallery Budapest Hungary
2011Konkrete abstraktion Bernd Lausberg Gallery Düsseldorf Germany
2010Dialog Galerie Grazia Blumberg Recklinghausen Germany
2010Beyond painting Gallery Bernd Lausberg Toronto Canada
2009Best of lausberg contemporary Gallery Bernd Lausberg Toronto Canada
2009Trilogie: berlin – london - rome artMbassy Berlin Germany
2008Best before... City Gallery Klagenfurt Austria
2008Infected Priveekollektie Heusden aan de Maas Netherlands
2008Play it,curator: Werner Meyer (Kunsthalle Göppingen) Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Germany
2008Targetti art - light art collection Florence Italy
2008 German photography Today Gallery bkhf Miami United States
2007Preview 2008 Gallery Benden & Klimczak Cologne Germany
2007Obsession durch Technik ArtMbassy Berlin Germany
2007 Suitcase Italian Culture Institute Cologne Germany
2007In the flux Kinetica Museum London Great Britain
2007Best before... Art Association Aschaffenburg Germany
2006Life forms Kinetica Museum London Great Britain
2006Fire and ice Rosenbaum Contemporary Boca Raton Florida,United States
2005Reflections Gallery Kashya Hildebrand Geneva Switzerland
2005Rot als farbe Gallery Bernd Lausberg Düsseldorf Germany
2005Spectrum Gallery Kashya Hildebrand New York United States
2005Look! ArtProject Berlin NY Arts Magazine Berlin, Germany
2005Solaris Gallery Kashya Hildebrand Zurich. Switzerland
2003Lichtung II Bake-Factory Berlin Germany
2001Kraft und magie Upper Bavarian Culture Days Altötting Germany
2000Culture Model Passau Germany
2000Große kunstausstellung Haus der Kunst/Art House Munich Germany
2000City Gallery in the Park Viersen Germany
1999The museum as muse: artist reflect Museum of Modern Art New York (United States) Online-Exhibition
1999Snapshot exhibition on tour taking pictures: Siemens AG Munich (Germany) City
1999Gallery Regensburg (Germany) & Gallery Monique Goldstrom New York
1998Country without borders Gallery Abraham Lubelski New York United States
1998New Gallery Oberhausmuseum Passau Germany
1997Keine erinnerung Old Revenue Office Rosenheim Germany
1997The power of words and signs exhibition on tour: Gallery Casa Tokyo (Japan) Gallery 1997
1997Metamorphosia Culture Model Passau Germany
1997Biennale New York NY Arts Magazine New York United States
1996Sonic identity 450 Broadway Gallery New York United States
1994Annual art exhibition City Museum Waldkraiburg Germany
1994Cyber culture Gallery Dariusz Gubala New York United States
1993vertigo artGallery Dariusz GubalaNew YorkUnited States
1993Gallery Madelyn Jordon New YorUnited States

Awards

2019Art Cologne 2019
2018Art Cologne 2018
2018Pan Amsterdam
2018Tefaf Maastricht
2017Art Cologne 2017
2017Dallas Art Fair
2017Art Central
2017Kinetica 10th Anniversary Exhibition
2016Pulse Miami Beach
2016Art Cologne 2016
2015Art Cologne 2015
2014Art Southampton
2014PARC
2014Art Cologne 2014
2013Art Southampton
2013Art Cologne 2013
2012SLICK
2012Art Southampton
2012Art Cologne 2012
2011Design Miami/ Basel
2011Art Cologne 2011
2010Design Miami/Basel
2010Art Cologne 2010
2009Art Cologne 2009
2008Art Cologne 2008
2005Art Frankfurt
2000Art Cologne 2000

Selected Collections

MAKK Museum, Cologne, Germany
Targetti Light Art Collection, Italy
Collection of the German Federal Parliament, Germany
Museum Ritter, Germany
Osthaus Museum, Germany
Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany
Villa Datris, Fonds pour la Sculpture Contemporaine, France
Borusan Art Collection, Turkey
Collection Fidelity Investment, United Kingdom & United States
Collection DEKA Bank, Germany
Collection Candy & Candy Hyde Park One, United Kingdom
Collection Ron Dennis, United Kingdom
Kinetica Museum, United Kingdom
Collection Jean et Colette Cherqui, France
Collection Ichikowitz, South Africa
Collection Aareal Bank, Germany
Collection Jan des Bouvrie, Netherlands
Collection Heubeck, Cologne, Germany
Topping Rose House's Collection, Bridghampton, New York
Collection Gerald and Jody Lippes, Naples, FL, USA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
AT&T Collection, Dallas, Texas
Art Cologne 2010
Art Cologne 2009
Art Cologne 2008
Art Frankfurt
Art Cologne 2000