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Harding Meyer

In collaborazione con: Roberta Lietti Arte Contemporanea
Foto Harding Meyer The Artist chooses perfect faces - like the ones of slick magazines, whose contemporaneity is unquestionable - and extracts them from any contest by blowing them out of proportion. His portraits are more than huge: they are the same environment in which we stand. They almost assault us, surrounding and capturing us.

Born in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in 1964. From 1987 to 1993 he attended the Art Academy of Kkarlsruhe, in Germany, attending the lessons by Prof. Max Kaminski e Prof. Helmut Dorner. Since 2000 he realizes solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Qatar, Great Britain, France, Belgium and Portugal. He took part into the most important international Art exhibitions: Arte Fiera Bologna, Art Basel Miami, Art Cologne, Art Chicago, Miart Milan, Art Brussels, Art Frankfurt and many others. He lives and works in Germany.

Solo Show:

  • 2014 » "recent paintings" Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2013 » "paintings" Galerie Ilka Klose, Würzburg
  • 2013 » "eye to eye" KATARA Doha, Qatar
  • 2012 » "likeness" Galerie Frey, Salzburg
  • 2012 » "features" GALERIE VOSS, Düsseldorf
  • 2012 » "eye to eye" GALERIE ROSS+ROSS, Stuttgart
  • 2011 » "to be a real vision", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2011 » "AUF AUGENHÖHE", Galerie Frey, Wien
  • 2011 » "humanise" Kunstverein Emsdetten
  • 2011 » "new faces", Galerie Lausberg, Toronto
  • 2010 » Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner, Berlin
  • 2009 » "blind date", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2009 » Solo at Volta6, Basel Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner
  • 2008 » "New Portraits" Galerie Lausberg, Toronto
  • 2008 » "about face" Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner
  • 2008 » "First View", Gallerie Verrengia, Salerno
  • 2007 » "in sight" Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2007 » "straight faced" Galerie Frey, Wien
  • 2007 » "Let´s face it !" Galerie Lausberg Toronto
  • 2006 » "Surface" Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner,Berlin
  • 2006 » Roberta Lietti Arte Contemporanea, Como
  • 2005 » "in-direct" Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2004 » "Bildstörung" Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2003 » "Heads", James Coleman Gallery, London
  • 2002 » "Tête à tête", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2002 » "Harding Meyer, Malerei", Galerie Jahn, Landshut
  • 2001 » "headhunter", Kunstraum 34, Stuttgart
  • 2000 » "TV-Paintings", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2000 » "Malerei" Kunstverein Karlsruhe


Group Show:

  • 2014 » "art in progress" Galerie Frey, Vienna
  • 2013 » Dismantling Galerie Jarmuschek+Partner, Berlin
  • 2013 » Boys n Girls Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
  • 2012 » Von Kopf bis Fuß. Porträts und Menschenbilder in der Sammlung Würth
  • 2012 » Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
  • 2012 » "Nervous Women" Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent (Belgien)
  • 2012 » "FACE TO FACE" with Sandra Ackermann, Till Freiwald, Davide Larocca. NEUE GALERIE GLADBECK
  • 2012 » "FEATURES" with Till Freiwald, Andreas Lau and Gabi Trinkaus.
  • 2012 » Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner, Berlin
  • 2012 » "PREVIEW" Galerie Frey, Salzburg
  • 2011 » "Upstairs Downstairs" , Galerie Lausberg, Toronto
  • 2011 » "Shadows of the Bright" , Berlin Art Projects-Showroom
  • 2009 » "bildschön" Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe
  • 2008 » "Love", Palazzo Ducale, Genua
  • 2007 » "Nuovo Realismi", 58. Premio Michetti, Palazzo San Domenico, Museo Michetti
  • 2005 » "Auftakt", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf
  • 2004 » "Face to face", Galerie Judith Walker, Weizelsdorf/Rosental
  • 2003 » "Impact" Galerie Assiociative Européene de la Photographie et de la vidéo, Strassbourg
  • 2003 » "Pintura", Mario Sequeira Gallery, Braga
  • 2003 » "Baby Gang", Spirale Arte, Milano
  • 2003 » Galleria Roberta Lietti, Como
  • 2002 » "Wahrnehmung des Anderen", Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Krefeld
  • 2001 » "Love you always" Galerie Damasquine & Aeroplastics, Brüssel
  • 2001 » "Self and the Other", Galerie Christa Burger, München
  • 2001 » Galerie Jahn, Landshut
  • 2000 » "Impact", Galerie Assiociative Européene de la Photographie et de la Vidéo, Strassbourg


Art Fairs:

  • Art Brussels, Belgium
  • Arte Fiera Bologna, Italy
  • Art Frankfurt, Germany
  • Art Basel Miami, USA
  • Art Cologne, Germany
  • TIAF Toronto, Canada
  • Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Artissima,Turin, Italy
  • Art Moscow, Russia
  • Viennafair, Austria
  • Cornice International Art Fair, Venice, Italy
  • Voltashow, Basel, Switzerland
  • Preview, Berlin, Germany
  • Docksartfair, Lyon, France.
  • Miarte, Milano, Italy
  • Art Chicago-NEXT, USA
  • SWAB, Barcelona, Spain
  • YEAR-07, London, UK
  • Artfair21, Cologne, Germany
  • Art Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The-solo-project, Basel, Switzerland
  • Art Miami, USA
  • Art Wynwood, USA
  • Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey

Pubblicazioni:

  • 2011 » Pubblicazione n. 1
  • 2008 » Pubblicazione n. 2
  • 2008 » Pubblicazione n. 3
  • 2005 » Pubblicazione n. 4
  • 2004 » Pubblicazione n. 5

Alessandra Redaelli

Harding Meyer. Within the glance.

Hypnotic is not enough to define Hardin Meyer's works. However, what happens in front of his huge - sometimes enormous – canvas, can only be identified with a temporary loss of one's soul, caused by the focusing upon those glances, thus forgetting the whole piece of art and losing into an enveloping visual experience. As it often happens, the enlarging of an object which is usually medium or small (its usual dimension to simplify its identification), causes immediate disorientation. The truth is that the artist goes further. He does not merely enlarge the portraits. First of all, he almost exclusively chooses the frontal position; at most a three-quarter profile, but the glance must always hook into the audience's one. Then he gets rid of any spacial or temporal detail. In the end, he uses a soft, material, impressionist stroke, creating an instant detachment from reality.

Hence, suddenly, that woman is no longer a woman and becomes the archetype of a timeless femininity, a contemporary goddess who can submit us through a glance. Wonderful and perfect, almost glacial, his women certainly derive from contemporary aesthetics. Nonetheless, though respecting the rules of a contemporary beauty, like the one of slick magazines, he immediately distances himself from it, sublimating and exalting it. Even in his latest works, wherein the stroke breaks into syncopated lines, creating visual disturbance, interferences and doubling, beauty remains intact, almost empathized by the wound, as if our glance – already trapped and overcome – manages to look beyond, up to the essence.

selected works