Thursday, September 13, 2012
No doubt, Paule Hammer is a painter. Yet often, the two dimensions of a sheet of paper or canvas are insufficient to express his idiosyncratically enigmatic designs of the world.
If that is the case, he makes use of space: a wooden shack is packed with portraits of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash, Hannelore Kohl, the protagonists from Planet of The Apes. It is covered with the jackets and trousers awarded to honour glam-rockers and with mutant hub cap shields. Conceived as a gigantic 3-dimensional painting, Hammer called this installation Walhalla (2002). Although lacking gold leaf, it radiated with the power of religious icon painting.
source: Laden für Nichts