Updating the German Expressionist tradition for the postwar European landscape, German artist K.H. Hödicke (born 1938) creates paintings that express dread, revulsion and an existential nausea in city scenes and figure studies. Zombies in a zoo, malevolent birds and satanic children parade before our eyes in a panorama of decay.
Published by Kerber. Text by Beat Wyss, Durs Grünbein, Jochen Hörisch.
On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, K.H. Hödicke--a pioneer of German New Figuration in the 1970s--here presents large-format charcoal drawings from 1975 to 1982. Filled with erotic, urban energy, these drawings capture the style that was so influential to the 80s generation of Berlin artists.