Discoveries In The Estate

8 Jul 2016 – 28 Aug 2016

Hamburg, Germany


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  • Steinstrasse

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Being asked about the relationship between abstraction and figuration in painting in 1961, Armin Sandig responded that he was aware that there were those who were hoping for a shift towards figuration.


He voiced the opinion that these in particular, however, would be disappointed if any such shift should occur – the kind of pictures that they would hope for would surely not materialize. To the last, the artist visualized multiply fractured realms of figuration in his work that appear to be contradicted by the radiant colors he employed, which evoke a vibrant, luminous mood.

From 1980 to 2011 Armin Sandig (born in 1929 in Hof/Saale), who passed away last year, was president of the Free Academy of Arts in Hamburg. He taught at the Department of Architecture at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences for over three decades, which was later incorporated in the HafenCity University, Hamburg. In 1989, he was appointed Honorary Professor by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The Hamburg Griffelkunst association regularly produced editions of his etchings. Yet Sandig not only created an extensive corpus of works on paper, he was also active as a painter. Sandig’s paintings are to be found in numerous private and public collections, including the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Exhibiting artists

Armin Sandig


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