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Georg Nothelfer

Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory

27 March to 10 April 2021 ⟶ Showroom

Exhibition view
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Exhibition view
Unbeschriebenes Blatt, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 18, 2007 - 2020, oil/canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Unbeschriebenes Blatt, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 18, 2007 - 2020, oil/canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Unbeschriebenes Blatt, Gemalte, Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 19, 2007 - 2020, oil/canvas, 22 x 16 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Unbeschriebenes Blatt, Gemalte, Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 19, 2007 - 2020, oil/canvas, 22 x 16 cm
Braut, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 54, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 115 x 45 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Braut, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 54, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 115 x 45 cm
Braut, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 55, 2007 - 2020,  oil/canvas, 22 x 16 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Braut, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 55, 2007 - 2020,  oil/canvas, 22 x 16 cm
Vorfahre, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 22, 2007 - 2020, oil/ canvas, 70 x 120 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Vorfahre, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 22, 2007 - 2020, oil/ canvas, 70 x 120 cm
Vorfahre, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 21, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 22 x 16 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Vorfahre, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 21, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 22 x 16 cm
Exhibition view
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Exhibition view
Ich und wir beide, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 24, oil/canvas, 2000 - 2020, 50 x 70 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Ich und wir beide, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 24, oil/canvas, 2000 - 2020, 50 x 70 cm
Ich und wir beide, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 25, oil/canvas, 2000 - 2020, 16 x 22 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Ich und wir beide, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 25, oil/canvas, 2000 - 2020, 16 x 22 cm
Rückblick, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 37, oil/canvas, 2001 - 2020, 110 x 85 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Rückblick, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 37, oil/canvas, 2001 - 2020, 110 x 85 cm
Rückblick, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 38, oil/canvas, 2001 - 2020, 16 x 22 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Rückblick, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 38, oil/canvas, 2001 - 2020, 16 x 22 cm
Fern (Far), Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 52, 2009, oil/canvas, 80 x 100 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Fern (Far), Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 52, 2009, oil/canvas, 80 x 100 cm
Fern, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 53, 2009, oil/canvas, 22 x 16 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Fern, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 53, 2009, oil/canvas, 22 x 16 cm
Gendarmenmarkt, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 60, 1996 - 2020, oil/canvas, 56 x 72 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Gendarmenmarkt, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 60, 1996 - 2020, oil/canvas, 56 x 72 cm
Gendarmenmarkt, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 61, 1996 - 2020, oil/canvas, 16 x 22 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Gendarmenmarkt, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 61, 1996 - 2020, oil/canvas, 16 x 22 cm
Mittendrin, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 58, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 50 x 70 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Mittendrin, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 58, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 50 x 70 cm
Mittendrin, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 59, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 16 x 22 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Mittendrin, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 59, oil/canvas, 2007 - 2020, 16 x 22 cm
Sonntag, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 10, 2014 - 2020, oil/canvas, 150 x 120 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Sonntag, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 10, 2014 - 2020, oil/canvas, 150 x 120 cm
Sonntag, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 11,  2014 - 2020, oil/canvas, 150 x 120 cm
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Sonntag, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 11,  2014 - 2020, oil/canvas, 150 x 120 cm
Frankfurter Allee, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 12, 2000 - 2020, oil/canvas, 85 x 110 cm (SOLD)
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Frankfurter Allee, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, with cut out, page 12, 2000 - 2020, oil/canvas, 85 x 110 cm (SOLD)
Frankfurter Allee, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 13, 2000 - 2020, oil/canvas, 16 x 22 cm (SOLD)
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Frankfurter Allee, Gemalte Mengenlehre 2, cut out, page 13, 2000 - 2020, oil/canvas, 16 x 22 cm (SOLD)
Wooden slipcase with double catalogue and a cut-out original on stretcher frame, limited edition of 30 copies
Thomas Hartmann. Gemalte Mengenlehre/Painted Set Theory
Wooden slipcase with double catalogue and a cut-out original on stretcher frame, limited edition of 30 copies
OPENING ON 27 MARCH FROM 12 - 6 PM
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Thomas Hartmann's view of the world is an attempt to order the chaos of his perceptions, to give them a structure in order to make them vivid. "Like a funnel, everything goes into me and comes out as a concentrate. The content is always the finding of a form, a structure," says Hartmann. In the process, he arranges the teeming masses into manageable quantities: Crowds of people at long work tables ("Langer Tisch", 2019/20), clusters of houses, books, containers, cars. Just as the mathematical doctrine of sets and their links describes the world as a summary of different objects, Hartmann's painted sets are an attempt to understand and illustrate the world. Hartmann produces a kind of painted set theory that helps him and the viewer to look at the world in a distanced and illusionless way, but also to bear it with irony and composure as it is, without wanting to improve it. In this respect, it is obvious that tidying up, eliminating and restructuring are components of Thomas Hartmann's work. In his view, not every painting needs to be preserved. A rectangle, always 22 x 16 cm in size, was cut out of each of 30 paintings from the last 20 years. In juxtaposition and as pictorial objects, the small paintings take on a new power and radiance. Strangely enough, the large pictures with the empty spaces do not lose their power through destruction; rather, a revival often takes place. Hartmann has stretched the cut-out originals on stretcher frames.
 
In our Showroom, in addition to a new "Hartmann Picture Hanging Scheme", we also display a selection of the destroyed pictures. The mounted cut-outs can each be purchased together with a double catalogue in a wooden slipcase. The authors of the catalogue texts are Alexander Kluge, Eckhart J. Gillen and Johannes Listewnik. 
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