Benedikt Hipp Born in 1977 in Munich, Germany | Lives and works in Munich


Benedikt Hipp

Benedikt Hipp
Fotograf: Max Reitmeier

Benedikt Hipp’s finely executed oil paintings, almost equaling the old masters, stand in stark contrast to the irreality of the situations depicted. Objects, architectures, figures, and abstract elements appear to float in an indeterminable space.

Playing a special role is the dramatic lighting that illuminates and highlights objects and figures in front of a dark background, constantly breaching the spatial perspective of two dimensional patterns and geometrics. Abstract lines transverse the whole image and dissolve the room’s function of being a stage for the work. Benedikt Hipp, who studied under Sean Scully at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, has in recent years been increasingly integrating an overall spatial concept into his pictures that installatively expands the stage-like ambiance of the pictures in the exhibition space. Hipp also developed a site-specific room installation for MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI within which his paintings will be presented.

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2012 Kunstpalais Erlangen, DE
2011 Von TĂĽr nach Thule, Galerie  Kadel Willborn, Karlsruhe, DE
2010 Atlas ohne Vermerk, Bielefelder Kunstverein, DE
2009 Art Basel x4 0x, Art Statements, Basel, CH
Sammlung der Deutschen Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Group exhibitions (selection)

2011 Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE 
Secret Societies, CAPC, musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, FR
2010 Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL
2009 Lothringer 13, Städtische Kunsthalle Munich, DE
2008  Do you have expectations?, wartesaal, ZĂĽrich, CH

Bibliography (selection)

2011 Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, CAPC Bordeaux.
2010 Detlef Bluemler (Hg.), „Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst“, Michael Hübl: KünstlerBenedikt Hipp, Ausgabe 90.
2010 Thomas Thiel, „Atlas ohne Vermerk“, Kunstverein Bielefeld.
2010 Benedikt Hipp, Monographie, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt.
2010 Benedikt Hipp I, Monographie, Gregor Jansen, Jörg Scheller, argobooks Berlin.