Sign – Pattern – Ornament

The stronger the artistic autonomy, the more the ornament turns into an accessory part: In the 21st century this rule does not apply anymore, as trend-setting exhibitions by the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and the Fondation Beyeler worked out, that ornament currently resurrects as the carrier of a global pictorial language. Geometric, floral and calligraphic ornaments are […]

Armin Hartenstein: MONTAN

Der Düsseldorfer Künstler Armin Hartenstein zeigt in der Mutter Ey-Straße 5 die Installation MONTAN. Im Zentrum erhebt sich ein aus Flächen zusammengesetztes Raumgebilde. Die zur Schaufensterseite des Galerieraumes hin geöffnete Form ist einerseits eine koloristische Setzung, andererseits kann sie als eine Art Architektur oder Landschaftsformation verstanden werden. Wie Satelliten ziehen um diese zentrale Erhebung herum […]

Armin Hartenstein: Havarie (2012)

Armin Hartenstein. Havary. 26 May to 30 June, 2012 Opening Reception on Friday, 25 May, 7 p.m. More about this exhibition… CV Armin Hartenstein

Art Karlsruhe 2013

10 years of Art Karlsruhe, and for the 10th time Obrist Gallery will be participating! Over this period the fair has become one of the most important artfairs in the German-speaking world: Congratulations to the administration of the fair! This year the gallery has moved to hall 2. With its emphasis on current contemporary positions […]

Kunst 12 Zurich

8-11 November Obrist Gallery is on the Kunst 12 Zurich, which is beside Art Basel the most important artfair in Switzerland. At booth A3 we showcase work by Marcela Böhm, Armin Hartenstein, Dieter Kränzlein, Jürgen Paas and Martin Schwenk. Kunst 12 Zurich November 8 – 11, 2012 Hours: Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m, Friday […]

Armin Hartenstein – Havary

Following our recent Martin Schwenk exhibition, with Armin Hartenstein we present another highly topical sculptor position, despite the fact, that Hartenstein assesses himself as a painter. But this description falls too short: The large-format works take a look at a rock formation in a very sculpural way. The rock formation is separated from its environment, […]

Opening Reception Armin Hartenstein on Friday

We cordially invite you to our upcoming Opening Reception with ARMIN HARTENSTEIN, Friday, 25 May, 2012, 7 p.m., introduction by Bernd Ruzicska. Titled HAVARY we show new works by the Dusseldorf based artist. Our exhibition contains large-size reliefs, which seem to be pictorial models of fictional landscapes, and works from the small-sized series “Mes Amis […]

Armin Hartenstein

WORKS EXHIBITIONS IN THE GALLERY CV Armin Hartenstein 1968 born 1991-97 study at the academy of arts Duesseldorf, master student of Prof. Fritz Schwegler and Prof. Walter Nikkels 2001/02 Scholarship of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg 2009 “new positions”, ArtCologne 2010 National Art Studio of Corea, Changdong, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Corea since 2013 artist run space […]