Hans Kotter

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Wikipedia Germany Wikipedia Entry
Wikipedia English Wikipedia Entry


Awards
Artist in residence2011Art Radionica LazaretiDubrovnik,Croatia
Award2004Kulturpreis BayernEON Bayern AGMunich, Germany


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2018Light BoxKunstmuseum CelleCelle Germany
Solo exhibition2016Hans Kotter: Beyond LightSamuelis Baumgarte GalerieBielefeld, Germany
Group exhibition2016Pop International Art ShowPop AustinAustin, USA
Solo exhibition2014InterruptionDe Buck GalleryNew York, USA
Group exhibition2013LICHT.KUNST.KINETIKMuseum RitterWaldenbuch, Germany
Group exhibition2013Lichtkunst im 21. Jahrhundert, Teil 1Kunstmuseum CelleCelle, Germany
Art in Public Space2010Warburg PincusFrankfurt, Germany
Solo exhibition2007Colour RushPatrick Heide Contemporary ArtLondon, UK
Art in Public Space2004Eingangshalle der Eon Bayern AGEon Bayern AGRegensburg, Germany
Art in Public Space2003Deka Immobilien InvestmentFrankfurt, Germany
Solo exhibition2002Beauty in PlasticStadtmuseum NeuöttingNeuötting, Germany
Group exhibition1997Biennale New YorkNY Arts MagazineNew York, USA
Solo exhibition1993DaydreamsCuck Levitan GalleryNew York, USA


Artworks in Collections
MAKK Museum für angewandte Kunst KölnKöln, Germany
Museum RitterWaldenbuch, Germany
Kunstmuseum CelleCelle, Germany
Borusan Art CollectionTurkey
Sammlung Fidelity InvestmentUSA


Publications
Monography2008Global Art Affairs PublishingHans Kotter: Colour RushPeter Lodermeyer978-0974514871Berlin 
Monography2012Global Art Affairs PublishingHans Kotter: Light FlowAnnett Zinsmeister978-3941763104Berlin 
MonographySamuelis Baumgarte GalerieHans Kotter: Beyond LightMatthias Bildstein, Achim Kukulies, Tobias Poch, Bettina Schulz978-3981640830Bielefeld 


Research & teaching
Lectureship/Lecturer2007 - 2013Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden KünsteStuttgart, Germany


2007 - 2013
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Research and teaching

Stuttgart, Germany
Lectureship State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart

2007 - 2013
2004
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Awards

Munich, Germany
Kulturpreis Bayern der Ein Bayern AG

2004
2003
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Places of residence

Berlin, Germay

2003
2001 - 2003
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Education

Munich, Germany
MediaDesign Akademie

2001 - 2003
1993 - 1994
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Education

New York, USA
Art Students League

1993 - 1994
1966
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Born

Mühldorf am Inn, Germany

1966

Hans Kotter’s work is an exquisite commentary on the way that light interacts with the environment. It references the minimalist neon sculpture of the 1960s and 1970s by artists such as Dan Flavin, and can be seen as part of the canon of exciting “light” work by contemporary artists such as Olafur Eliasson and James Turrell. His light-based sculptures reflect the mutability of light due to the steady change of colors as one flows into the next, as well as a strong interest on the part of Kotter in engaging his audience. This is achieved primarily through the interactive quality of his work – the appearance of each is customizable according to viewer preference. Much of Kotter’s oeuvre, including his Chromatic Plants series, is based upon the use of a prism, photographing the diffraction of light through it. The results are beautiful, unique images that seem to be amorphous forms of pure color. These images are further integrated into his sculptural work as slides composed of intricate and unique series of color segments.

https://www.stern-wywiol-galerie.de/images/Syracause_University_Art_Galleries_2013-(71e243ac-81d7-11e8-af85-d3b396d44597).pdf (14.10.2019)

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big bang……interruption! photo big bang……interruption! 2013 Hans Kotter 
Fractal /New Fractal photo Fractal /New Fractal 2018 Hans Kotter