• Herbert Hamak

    Galerie Rolf Ricke

    Herbert Hamak steadfastly maintains that his colorful objects invading the space are paintings, paintings that despite their unusual depth are concerned with color—with its true value, intensity, radiation, and sensitivity to light. In order to allow the true nature of color to appear, Hamak developed a special technique. Rather than painting, he mixes natural pigments with a medium developed especially for him by a chemist, and then adds wax. In several layers, he pours this mixture into a frame, creating color fields that are several centimeters thick. He then lays this image on a canvas.

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