For the third time, Laing Gallery dedicates a solo exhibition to the artist Klaus Hack. Hack (*1966 in Bayreuth) studied at the art academies in Nuremberg and Berlin, and developed soon his very individual style as a wood sculptor. He dedicates many of his works to the realistic as well as abstract, but always expressive representation of human figures. Hack’s works range from figurines measuring only a few inches to monumental, man-sized sculptures. What all works have in common is that Hack glazes them with white paint at the end, which not only reveals the wood grain more clearly but at the same time counteracts the heaviness of the material. Another characteristic of Hack’s works is the filigree elaboration of details or surfaces, which transforms compact blocks of work into forms of almost paper-like lightness.
Klaus Hack has received numerous awards, his works can be found in renowned collections and museums such as the Kunsthalle Mannheim, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung in Munich or the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.
Klaus Hack | Sculptures – Reliefs – Woodcuts
September 1 – October 14, 2018