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b. 1953, Germany

Martin Honert Biography

Since the early 1990s, Martin Honert has been redefining the possibilities of contemporary sculpture. Honert attended Fritz Schwegler's master class at the Academy of Fine Art Düsseldorf in the 1980s and, like his fellow students Katharina Fritsch and Thomas Demand, has redefined the concept of medium specificity. This has resulted in an extremely varied oeuvre: For each work, the artist develops an individual process and materiality.

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Honert works in his studio over a period of several years producing each of his works by hand. Painstakingly crafted and elaborately staged three-dimensional works capture the ambivalence associated with memories from childhood, to understand the perseverance of an image, the significance of which is not immediately apparent, not even to the artist himself.

Text courtesy Esther Schipper.

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