Don't miss these exhibitions

By HOHMANN on May 11, 2021 1:21:10 PM

If you are (still) in town in the next two weeks, please come and see us. You don't want to miss these exhibitions. In this second major collaboration between Austin Art Projects and Hohmann Fine Art, for a limited time, we are presenting two of today's most outstanding contemporary glass artists: Toots Zynsky and Oben Abright.

After Christian Hohmann purchased the gallery building at Village Court from David Austin in 2018, an ongoing dialog formed between the two art dealers, which ultimately lead to a collaboration and combined exhibitions at the Village Court Gallery the following year. With a COVID-related pause in 2020, this year produced another world-class exhibition. 

Topics: Exhibitions Claudia Meyer jd hansen Toots Zynsky Donald Sultan Oben Abright Pezhman

Voss-Andreae's Kneeling Woman

By HOHMANN on May 11, 2021 1:18:20 PM

One of our clients commissioned this stunning new sculpture by Julian Voss-Andreae and it will soon be available as an exclusive limited edition. The official premiere will be at our booth at Art Miami in early December, but the sculpture will be available to our clients as of now. We have just received it a few days ago and it will be available to view in the gallery for a little while.

Topics: Julian Voss-Andreae

A Conversation with Oben Abright

By HOHMANN on May 11, 2021 12:11:01 PM

Oben Abright is exclusively represented by Austin Art Projects and it was a privilege to host both, Oben Abright and David Austin for an interview in our gallery. This is the second collaborative exhibition of Abright's work curated and presented by David Austin at HOHMANN.

With an impressive body of work, Abright proves that he is continuously pushing the limits of glass as an artistic medium, continues to have an edge in esthetics and at the same time remains true to his artistic style and language. The exhibition includes all new works as well as one sculpture from 2012 that had been unfinished and in his own personal collection. Over this last year, he completed the work and it is now available. "The West Oakland Bag Lady" is from a series of street people,  a group of works that put him on the radar of glass collectors and museums and made him the poster child for a new group of glass artists that transcended the traditional esthetics of studio glass.  

Here are both, the video about Oben Abright's studio visit and the interview with David Austin in our gallery.

Topics: Exhibitions Oben Abright

Toots Zynsky - Camouflage

By HOHMANN on May 11, 2021 12:09:58 PM

As the exhibition is almost sold out, we have received two additional works that are not part of the original show, but just as breathtaking.

Toots Zynsky's new body of work "Camouflage" is a departure from her previous work primarily in the source of inspiration. "Steller's Jay", "Himalayan Monal", "Red and Yellow Barbet", "Red Knot", "Barred Fruiteater", "Short Crested Coquette" and "Easter Rosella" are all birds that use their colored feathers to attract, seduce, intimidate or to camouflage.

In this video, you can get a good impression of the works in the exhibition as well as Zynsky's inspiration. It is also worthwhile to watch the two following videos below. You can follow Toots on a walk through her studio and get insights into how she creates these magnificent glass sculptures. www.hohmann.art/zynsky

Topics: Exhibitions Toots Zynsky

New Claudia Meyer Paintings

By Christian Hohmann on May 11, 2021 12:08:56 PM

Usually, every spring, Claudia Meyer would travel to Los Angeles to spend several months in the sun and to work in her Culver City Studio so we can show new works every season. With COVID-19, that was not possible this year. Instead, she worked extra hard and shipped almost 20 new paintings and sculptures from her studio in Paris straight to us. After being delayed and delayed, finally, just recently we received the massive crate. You can now see the first works on display in the gallery. 

Topics: Exhibitions Claudia Meyer

Introducing Pezhman

By HOHMANN on May 11, 2021 12:07:55 PM

Pezhman was born in Iran in 1976, but left at an early age and ultimately studied Art in Atlanta, GA, and continued his education at the New York School of Photography. He has been a professional artist for nearly 20 years and he explores the world between photography and painting, modifying photographs with mixed media and, in this series, encaustic to create one-of-a-kind textural works of art that go beyond the traditional definitions of both, photography and painting. Even within each work of art, the viewer can experience the visual in different ways depending on the point of view.

After selling several individual works last season, HOHMANN is now presenting a more comprehensive exhibition to introduce Pezhman officially.

Topics: Exhibitions Pezhman

Donald Sultan - Fine Prints

By HOHMANN on May 11, 2021 12:06:55 PM

Famous for his abstract flower paintings, New York-based painter Donald Sultan has long made his way into the top league of American artists. In collaboration with one of his publishers, we feature an exhibition with fine prints and multiples, including a couple of very rare cast glass limited editions. Although we have sold a large number of individual prints from the series "Wall Flowers", we have now, for the first time, the entire portfolio of all 35 wallflowers in the gallery. 

Topics: Exhibitions Donald Sultan

Soulmates by jd hansen

By HOHMANN on May 11, 2021 12:05:38 PM

"Soulmates" is quickly becoming one of the most successful sculptures in jd hansen's recent oeuvre. Although released at the end of 2020, the pandemic made it impossible for our clients to see the work. Three weeks ago this changed and the pieces are already finding fantastic homes. We are currently awaiting number 7 of 9, which will come out of the foundry soon and be available for private viewing.

There is something very touching about this intimate couple, carved back to back to represent equally strong and independent people, as we witness the tender moment at the crux of their lightly touching hands. It the story of soul mates, a union of two that transcends.

This distinctly new style was introduced by jd hansen through her recent piece "Fire." It is not merely an aesthetic departure from her previous works, but also a thematic evolution. While most of her work is slightly introverted, thoughtful, quiet, and reflective, these new sculptures touch on the loftier ideals of humanity and the potentials of refinement in the human beings we all strive to be - they emanate a more extroverted impetus. 

Topics: jd hansen

Follow us on Instagram

By Christian Hohmann on May 11, 2021 11:57:33 AM

It's no secret that I am not a fan of social media, but my artists have pressured me from the beginning to post about their work on social media. I kept telling them that I'd rather sell one of their works to one of our collectors than getting a hundred "likes" or "thumbs up" by teenagers that scroll through Facebook while waiting for the school bus. Ok, I know that's not a fair assessment, but you get my point. However, I have found an affinity for Instagram, because it's all about images and you don't have to read about your (so-called) friends' latest Starbucks experience. 

Topics: General News

Just for fun: My first TV appearance 25 years ago

By HOHMANN News Archive on May 6, 2021 3:20:00 PM

I had opened my first gallery just a few months before and this was my first exhibition with an artist that my parents did not represent before. Out of the blue, the local TV station Hamburg 1 called and wanted to interview me about the artist, Lois Wagner. Later I would be a guest on that show on a regular basis but this first time I remember I was so nervous I could barely think straight until we went on air and all of a sudden it all came back to me and I did ok.

Topics: Gallery History TV News Archive

New jd hansen sculptures and price changes

By Christian Hohmann on Mar 12, 2021 4:26:21 PM

jd hansen is pushing the limits of bronze sculpture once again and it so happens that three sculptures that have been under development for the last year, are all coming out at almost the same time. "Das Spiel" (above) is scheduled to arrive in the gallery this coming week and "Soulmates" and "Ein Moment" have just arrived. We also received news from her studio about a substantial price increase that will go into effect on March 19th, due to increasing foundry costs.

Topics: jd hansen

Julian Voss-Andreae - last exemplars

By Christian Hohmann on Mar 12, 2021 4:01:23 PM

A few days ago, by chance, I found my first communication with Julian Voss-Andreae from 2013. A lot has changed in those 8 years but one of the most amazing things to watch during this time was Julian's career. To be a part of this journey is really wonderful. There are many exciting projects in the making and I will update you about all of them, but for now I wanted to mention that we have several of his sculptures on display in the gallery, some of them are the last in the edition, for example "Dream" (above) and "Buckeyball" (below), one of his earliest sculptures or "Ariadne (Holey)", a one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture. We are working on a website that will ultimately become a work index of all of his sculptures and you can see this work in progress here: www.hohmann.art/jva-portfolio 

Topics: Julian Voss-Andreae

Xenia Hausner Museum Show in Vienna

By Christian Hohmann on Mar 12, 2021 2:21:49 PM

More than 20 years ago, when I lived in Germany, I had galleries in both, Hamburg and Berlin. One of the most spectacular exhibitions during that time was a show of paintings by Xenia Hausner, who is today one of the most important living Austrian painters. We would collaborate on several occasions and I ended up publishing four of her extremely ambitious limited edition works. It is more accurate to call them serial originals, because although the basis was a lithograph, Hausner painted complete paintings over each and every one.

Topics: Xenia Hausner

Magic of Minimalism

By Christian Hohmann on Feb 19, 2021 1:48:00 PM

He is a magician when it comes to transforming wood. Pierme’s sculptures evoke qualities of architecture and nature, combining balance, energy, and movement. “I have an admiration for architecture,” he says. “And then, when I look at what nature does, I’m very admirative as well. So, what I’m often trying to do is take what I receive from the natural world and mix it with the human influence.” That contrast of the organic and mechanical typifies his love of tension and contradiction — the way color and positive-negative juxtaposition can create a
kinetic effect. The results are works of art of striking minimalistic elegance with a post-modern quality and sophistication.

Topics: Exhibitions Pascal Pierme

Bernard Cathelin's little nap

By Christian Hohmann on Feb 19, 2021 1:06:23 PM

Bernard Cathelin (1919 - 2004) was a French painter known for his uniquely stylized abstractions of flowers, landscapes, and figures. Thick palette knife strokes of paint capture the light and atmosphere of the Provence, where he spent much time. Cathelin's work has been exhibited in countless museums and galleries around the world. There are very few original works currently on the market and none of this quality and condition. Painted in 1988, "Sieste Au Petit Saint Vincent" depicts a nude woman lounging under an open window that looks out onto the water. Petit Saint Vincent is an Island in the Caribbean and Cathelin beautifully captured the lazy, warm island summer afternoon in this stunning 59" x 59" painting.

Topics: Secondary Market Painting

The literate world of Paul Beliveau

By Christian Hohmann on Feb 19, 2021 12:36:16 PM

This is the first exhibition of the renowned hyper realistic painter from Canada at our gallery. Beliveau, who studied art in Quebec, has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the world and is recipient of numerous awards. He captures books, often the spines of several, and combines them to create a new narrative.

Topics: Exhibitions Paul Beliveau

Voss-Andreae's New Landmark in Columbus

By Christian Hohmann on Feb 19, 2021 11:22:35 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–A special commemoration this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a sculpture unveiling for all to see in downtown Columbus.

Topics: Online News TV Julian Voss-Andreae

Devine at Oceanside Museum of Art

By Christian Hohmann on Jan 15, 2021 6:16:00 PM

Today, Matt Devine installed one of his impressive outdoor sculptures at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Make sure to stop and take a look when you are in Oceanside.

Topics: Sculpture Matt Devine

Cerny in Iowa Museum

By Christian Hohmann on Aug 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Topics: David Cerny General News Artist Updates

Segal on HYPEBEAST

By Christian Hohmann on Jun 6, 2020 12:10:37 AM

Our artist Maura Segal was written up on the prominent art blog HYPEBEAST

Topics: Maura Segal

Warriors with Messengers

By Kimberly Nichols on May 21, 2020 1:08:33 AM

Paul Ecke's  "Warriors" will take your breath away. Based on a cleansing journey after winning his battle with cancer, these sculptures touch on all aspects of humanity.

Topics: Painting Sculpture Paul Ecke Viewing Room

D.J. Hall - Nocturne

By Christian Hohmann on May 8, 2020 3:15:32 PM

Contemporary painter DJ Hall’s Nocturne pays homage to peer artist and Neo-expressionist Eric Fischl’s famous 1982 work Barbecue, in which a young boy fills the foreground with a flame pouring out of his mouth as his grinning father commandeers a grill behind him near the pool. Only in Hall’s version, as in all of her pieces, the primary subject is a female and the world is one of her own making. 

Topics: Painting DJ Hall Viewing Room

jd hansen - Resonance

By Christian Hohmann on May 5, 2020 11:49:39 PM

This is the very last exemplar of jd hansen's recent sculpture "Resonance". We premiered this sculpture less than a year ago and it is now already sold out except this one remaining cast that we currently have at the gallery.

Topics: jd hansen Sculpture Viewing Room

She Wears Prada

By Christian Hohmann on Apr 28, 2020 2:11:41 PM

In She Wears Prada, we find a signature, multi-layered and complex personage constructed by Croatian painter Zivana Gojanovic, demonstrating the artist’s singular passion to convey the subtle nuances of the human being’s enigmatic place within the worldly plane. 

Topics: Painting Zivana Gojanovic Viewing Room

Pascal Pierme - Origines Dual

By Christian Hohmann on Apr 21, 2020 11:41:28 PM

Twenty curvaceously sculpted, abstract wooden sticks dance together on the wall in Pascal Pierme’s delightful work Origines Dual. The minimalist forms present a gorgeous wood surface yet when viewed from the sides, the “dual” tones of lime green and periwinkle blue appear. Playfully reminiscent of the earth’s organic, biomorphic forms such as a tribal conglomeration of cactus bones, sandwiched between the hues of grass and sky.

Topics: Pascal Pierme wall sculpture

Nicholas Auen - Notre Dame

By Christian Hohmann on Apr 21, 2020 11:37:13 PM

“Notre Dame” was inspired by artist Nicholas Auen’s visit to the renowned Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral during a trip to Europe with his wife. Touched by the religious icon’s staggering scale and complexity, he sought to convey its poetic historical resonance within the framework of a modern aesthetic.
Topics: Nicholas Auen Viewing Room

Manzur Kargar - Blood Cells

By Christian Hohmann on Apr 16, 2020 3:27:18 PM

This stunning triptych by Manzur Kargar, the Afghanistan-born, Berlin based German painter juxtaposes the glamorous beauty of magazine cover models with visual elements that appear post modern, but are, upon closer look, enlarger blood cells. It becomes a modern-day version of the art historical theme of the memento mori, the reminder that beauty and life on earth is fleeting.  

Topics: Painting Manzur Kargar Interiors

Horns of a Dilemma

By Christian Hohmann on Mar 26, 2020 3:47:54 PM

 
Contemporary artist Robert Dunahay’s professional oeuvre has run the gamut from figurative painting to installation to minimalist abstraction, spanning four decades of a prolific career that began in New York City, matured in San Francisco, and now flourishes in sunny Palm Springs, California.
Topics: Robert Dunahay Painting

Controversial 'shipwreck' tower could soon be Prague's tallest building

By HOHMANN News Archive on Sep 28, 2019 3:12:00 PM

CNN- Skyscrapers can be controversial for many reasons, whether they alter a beloved cityscape or have a negative impact on local communities.

Topics: David Cerny

Welcome Cerny Babies

By Palm Springs Life on Jun 11, 2018 4:07:00 PM

Palm Springs Life, 6/11/2018

https://www.palmspringslife.com/babies-palm-springs/

Following the popular installation of Isabelle by Julian Voss-Andreae in May, the next collaboration between Hohmann Fine Art and Grit Development brought a world-class caliber art installation to downtown Palm Springs, the “Babies,” by internationally renowned Czech artist David Cerný.

Topics: Magazine David Cerny

Colossal Naked Faceless Babies Installation

By HOHMANN News Archive on Jun 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

KESQ News --  An art installation composed of 10, large faceless baby sculptures is slated next week for a public unveiling in Palm Springs.

Czech artist David Cerny’s “Babies” will be officially revealed during a 7 p.m. Tuesday unveiling event at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, near where the babies will be permanently housed in a yet-to-be-developed residential building. The installation site, part of the city’s major downtown development project, is expected to be developed sometime by 2020 at the earliest. Until then, the sculptures will remain in an empty lot near the hotel and in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

A single baby sculpture was originally featured at the Chicago Museum of Fine Art in 1994, while the full “Babies” ensemble was last seen crawling atop the Zizkov TV Tower in Cerny’s hometown of Prague. The fiberglass and steel babies — stark black and naked with faces that are featureless save for a bar code sunken into their visages — represent “the dehumanization of society,” according to a statement from Palm Desert’s Hohmann Fine Art Gallery, which helped bring “Babies” to the Coachella Valley.

Christian Hohmann, the owner of Hohmann Fine Art Gallery, admitted that the sculptures are bound to be polarizing.

“People will either love them or hate them,” Hohmann said. “Cerny is known to stir controversy and his installations are never mediocre. In any case, this will add an international touch to the downtown development and draw interest in the otherwise empty space.”

Read the full story here

Topics: David Cerny

Giant Naked Babies Will Soon Be Seen Crawling Around Palm Springs

By HOHMANN News Archive on May 24, 2018 12:26:00 PM

Desert Sun -- Some people will love them. Some people will hate them.

Either way, the gigantic 8-foot-tall babies that take four or five men to carry are guaranteed to elicit some type of reaction once they’re unveiled in downtown Palm Springs, crawling behind The Rowan. Judging by the conversation on Facebook so far, this is going to be the next biggest must-see, must-photograph art installation since "Forever Marilyn," before she left to make way for the downtown revitalization project.

"The 10 Babies," created by rebel Czech Republic artist David Černý, are currently in storage behind the Rowan Hotel in an underground sandpit where residential units will eventually be built as part of Grit Development’s downtown project. But until construction begins, the "Babies" will be set up in this area, in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum, so people looking down into the pit – especially from the hotel’s rooftop – will see them crawling about.  

“We’re not in this to win a popularity contest but we want to create something that people will remember. Something that touches people, that will stay with them,” said Christian Hohmann, owner of Hohmann Fine Art Gallery in Palm Desert who helped secure the artwork. “Of course there will be ignorant people that will not care, but hopefully  it will bring people to downtown to see it in person.” 

Topics: David Cerny

10,000 hours of 3D printing

By Christian Hohmann on Jun 23, 2017 11:29:00 PM

Julian Voss-Andreae landed yet another prestigious commission this time in Georgia. On August 1st he will install a 6' tall bronze for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Topics: Julian Voss-Andreae Artist Updates

Voss-Andreae wins coveted prize

By HOHMANN on Apr 12, 2017 12:53:00 AM

Julian Voss-Andreae wins CodaWorx Award

Installation at University of Minneapolis fetches coveted prize

Julian Voss-Andreae, a former quantum physicist, received one of the highly coveted and prestigious CODAWORX Awards for his sculptural installation for the University of Minnesota’s new Physics and Nanotechnology Building inspired by a view of the human body through the lens of quantum physics. The German title of the installation (literally "tension field") originated in physics but is used in contemporary German almost exclusively in a metaphorical sense, implying a dynamic tension, often between polar opposites, that permeates everything in its vicinity. "Spannungsfeld" consists of two 10' (3 m) tall figures in a basic kneeling pose, a male and a female, facing each other.

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Topics: Julian Voss-Andreae

Artist Spotlight: Neil Nagy

By HOHMANN on Dec 17, 2015 1:42:25 PM

Neil Nagy is one of our most popular artists and his works are coveted among collectors.  Over the last couple of years, Neil has had several very successful exhibitions including a solo exhibition at our gallery last season that almost sold out. For many years now he has not increased his prices although it was more than warranted. We wanted to give you, and especially our collectors, advance notice of a price increase that will go into effect on February 29th, 2016. The Neil Nagy studio allows us to finalize any pending interest at the current prices until that day. We hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to acquire one of his extraordinary works if you have considered a Nagy painting or work on paper in the past.  To see what is currently available, please click here: AVAILABLE WORKS BY NEIL NAGY For pricing, please contact the gallery.

Topics: Neil Nagy Artist Updates

Artist Council Museum Exhibition Juried by Christian Hohmann

By HOHMANN on Oct 30, 2015 4:54:34 PM

The annual Palm Springs Museum Artist Council exhibition has become an important part of the art calendar in Palm Springs. The exhibition reflects the variety and depth of artistic talent in the Coachella Valley and 50% of the proceeds of all sales are going to the educational program of the museum.

Every year one or several curators are chosen by the museum to take on the difficult task of selecting less than 50 works of art out of more than 500 submissions.

This year the Artist Council chose our own Christian Hohmann to be the sole juror and curator of this prestigious exhibition.

Topics: Uncategorized

Czech Floating Finger Sends President Message

By HOHMANN News Archive on Oct 21, 2013 12:44:00 PM

 

The BBC -- As parliamentary polls get underway in the Czech Republic this week, artist David Cerny has floated a huge purple statue of an extended middle finger down the River Vltava in Prague.

 

The outsized purple hand has been mounted on a barge floating on the river.

It is pointed at Prague Castle, the seat of President Milos Zeman.

Mr. Cerny has shocked and mocked politicians and public figures in the past says the BBC's Rob Cameron.

This latest piece is clearly his message to the leftist President Zeman and the political party recently set up by his supporters, our correspondent says.

It is unclear how long the finger will stay there; Cerny himself declined to say too much about the piece, telling reporters the gesture spoke for itself - what mattered, he said, was which way it was pointing.

Topics: David Cerny

Charity Event - Mourning Star

By HOHMANN on Nov 2, 2012 6:30:43 PM

Mourning Star…A children’s grief counseling center. Christian Hohmann Fine Art supports this wonderful organization that helps children to work through and deal with grief.

Topics: Charity

A David Cerny Sculpture Walk in Prague

By HOHMANN News Archive on Aug 10, 2012 5:00:00 PM

The Guardian - Cerny's exercising bus sculpture may have delighted Londoners during the Olympics, but in his native Prague lurk many far wittier, more subversive creations. Discover them on this unusual tour of the Czech capital

 

Double-decker buses typically provoke an irksome reaction in Londoners. Crowded, late and plagued with chewing gum-abandoning teens, they are rarely the subject of mirth. However, David Cerny's "London Booster" sculpture – a 1957 Routemaster which does push-ups while groaning – has raised a big, transport-related smile from the capital's commuters during the Olympics.

Topics: David Cerny

Willi Kissmer in American Art Collector Magazine

By Christian Hohmann on Oct 1, 2010 1:18:35 PM

Once a year, in October, the national art magazine "American Art Collector" has a special feature about the "Art of the Nude". It covers artists from all over the world that have been recognized as outstanding artists in that subject. It was great news to learn that Willi Kissmer was selected to be included in this feature.

Topics: Artist Updates Willi Kissmer

22 und schon Galerist

By HOHMANN News Archive on Dec 27, 1996 4:00:47 AM

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Topics: Newspaper

Rudolf Hausner stellt seine Bilder aus

By HOHMANN News Archive on Jun 10, 1994 5:00:54 AM

Source: Walsroder Zeitung (http://www.wz-net.de/)

Topics: Newspaper

Mohamed Abla - Sisyphus

By HOHMANN News Archive on Apr 19, 1992 5:00:39 AM

April 19, 1992: Mohamed Abla's Sculpture Sisyphus was selected as the first sculpture for Walsrode's public art program.

Download pdf of the article

Source: Walsroder Zeitung (http://www.wz-net.de/)

Topics: Newspaper Mohamed Abla