Karl Horst Hödicke

K.H. Hödicke is said to be the pioneer of German Neoexpressionism and one of the most important inspirer of the Neue Wilde movement, and among Baselitz, Immendorf, Lupertz, Koberling, and Penck one of the major representatives of the New Figuration.

Since more than 50 years is Berlin one of his key sujets, beginning when it was still separated. Almost as a Chronicler he is drawing and painting with a fast and expressive brushwork the city itself, every-day sceneries, interiors, and its inhabitants.

Abstract and figurative are no contradictions to Hodicke, since he is picturing the world as he perceives it, often from his studio window at that time close to Potsdamer Platz.

Karl Horst Hodicke (*1938, in Nurimberg) moved to Berlin at the age of nineteen to pursue his studies at the Hochschule der Kunste (now the Universitat der Kunste), where he would later teach as a professor from 1974 until 2006. A co-founder, in 1964, of GroBgorschen 35, a revolutionary cooperative gallery in West Berlin, Hodicke has continued to make a profound mark on the Berlin art scene. His prolific body of work includes paintings, sculptures, and films.

His work has been shown in numerous solo such as Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2013), Kunstmuseum Wien, Vienna (1999), Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao (1993) and group exhibitions.