By means of cutting and layering multiple photographs, Hubertus Hamm transforms the two-dimensional medium of photography into works that extend into three-dimensional space.
Our exhibition presents a new series of photographic layerings. The point of departure for these works are images of snow-covered branches. By layering multiple identical photographs congruently and then tearing away the upper layers, Hubertus Hamm reveals previously hidden layers. This creates a three-dimensional, relief-like structure, drawing attention to the materiality of the medium paper, whilst at the same time mirroring the motif – the layers of snow-covered branches – in an almost mimetic manner.
About the artist
Born 1950 in Werdohl, Sauerland, Germany
Lives and works in Munich, Germany
Trained as a photographer, Hubertus Hamm departs from the beaten track of classic photography, often even forgoing the very medium in which he was schooled. However, his artistic approach moves away from classic photography, reflecting on modalities of the image by exploring and transcending the limits of the medium in terms of three-dimensionality and materiality.