Georg Nothelfer

Thomas Hartmann


Born 1950 in Zetel (Bremen)
1974-1979 Studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Bremen, with Karl-Heinrich Greune
1979 Scholarship Cité internationale des arts, Paris
1984-1985 Villa Massimo, Rome
1987 First solo exhibition at Galerie Georg Nothelfer
1990 Overbeck Prize for Fine Arts
1992 Lower Saxony Artists' Scholarship, Bleckede
1996 Art Prize of the Artists, Great Art Exhibition Düsseldorf
1999 Lectureship at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald
2000 Willi-Oltmanns Prize for Painting, Delmenhorst
2005-2018 Professorship for Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
2022 Bibliomania/ Kunst Museum Villa Zanders
2023 Das Buch in der Kunst/Städtischen Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen
Lives and works in Berlin

For Thomas Hartmann, opposites are the key to painting, as they mean the confrontation of the self with the other. The tension between the whole and its (individual) parts is therefore at the center of his work. A recurring core motif in his paintings and drawings is the relationship of the individual to the community. In the permanent metamorphosis of his work, which leads through a wide panorama of mysterious motif worlds, he has developed his very own signature. Thus, figures as well as landscapes, cities as well as nature can be found in his works. 



  • Sonderedition "Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory", 2021, Wooden slipcase each with a double catalogue "Gemalte Mengenlehre/Hartmannsche Hängung" and a cut-out original, stretched on stretcher frame. Texts by Alexander Kluge, Eckhart J. Gillen and Johannes Listewnik, German/English, 23,5 x 17,2 x 6,5 cm, Copies: 30


  • Richtige Malerei, 2006, Etching, signed and dated by the artist, 29,5 x 22 cm, Copies: 99


  • Berlin, 2003, Silkscreen, signed and dated by the artist, 80 x 109,5 cm, Copies: 20


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  • Gemalte Mengenlehre und gemalte Mengenlehre 2/Painted set theory and painted set theory 2, 2021, Double catalogue. Texts by Alexander Kluge, Eckhart J. Gillen and Johannes Listewnik, german/english, Kettler Verlag, 176 and 64 pages, ISBN 978-3-86206-871-5, EUR 42


  • So!, 2019, Texts by Radek Krolczyk and Manfred Steglich. German/English, Edition Vice Versa Verlag, 176 pages, ISBN 978-3-932809-85-9, EUR 28


  • Bibliophilia, 2019, Edition Christine König Gallery, Wien, Text by Thomas Miessgang, in German and Englisch, 145 pages, ISBN 978-3-200-06342-6, EUR 25


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