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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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

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.

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