Johannes Hüppi

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Johannes Hüppi

The work of Johannes Hüppi is imposing because of its painterly and narrative quality. In his representational oil paintings on wood, he focuses on different topics and rings the changes.

Hüppi knows his craft - his works are subtly elaborate in a downright classical manner. He uses cunning light directions that especially find expression when used on his precisely shaped women´s bodies. Through an almost magical illumination of the scenes, a mystical atmosphere is created that enhances the sometimes irritating character of the shown subjects.

In his paintings, the artist considers the question of how classical contents can be interpreted anew and contemporarily. Despite their physically emphatic presence, the female figures, which regularly appear in Hüppi´s work, seem distant and do not reveal anything about their mysterious aura, their facial expressions remain secretive. The paintings build a projection surface of the observer?s wishes, thus leading us far out of reality and into the realm of fantasy.

Paintings in public collections:

Museum Frieder Burda Baden-Baden, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Bouwfonds, Da Hoevelaken (NL), Kreissparkasse Reutlingen, Museum Ludwig Forum (Aachen), Ulmer Museum, Museum für Neue Kunst (Freiburg), Sammlung des Bundes (Bonn), Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt)

Percent for Art:

ceiling painting, Rathaus Ludwigsburg

ceiling painting, "Drei Könige", Basel


lives and works in Basel


born in Baden-Baden

1984 - 1990

studies at Düsseldorf Arts Academy under Fritz Schwegler and Dieter Krieg


master pupil under Dieter Krieg


Kiefer-Hablitzel Award, Bern


Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg

support booth, art cologne


Roy-Lichtenstein-Award, Bonn

1997 - 2000

atelier in Brooklyn, New York, USA


award of the advisory board of the Mannheimer Kunstverein

2000 - 2001

atelier in Miami, Florida, USA


professorship at Braunschweig University of Art


solo exhibition 1992

Galerie Klaus Littmann
Galerie manus presse

group exhibition 1993

"Malerei 2000", Hamburg "Die Kugel", Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
ceiling painting, Rathaus Ludwigsburg (Percent for Art)

solo exhibition 1996

Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen/Karlsruhe
Galerie Delta, Rotterdam

group exhibition 1996

"Landvermesser", Mannheimer Kunstverein (catalogue)
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart (catalogue)
"Pittura", Castello di Rivara, Turin, I (catalogue)
"Satanarium", Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
"4 Hüppi" Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1997

Galerie Hübner, Frankfurt
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Ludwig Forum, Aachen (with Tamara Grcic)
Der Laden, Berlin (with Thaddäus Hüppi)

group exhibition 1997

"Von Menschen und Tieren", Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (catalogue)
"4 Hüppi", Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1998

Galerie manus presse, Stuttgart (catalogue)
Galleria Fabjbasaglia, Rimini (catalogue)
Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen/Karlsruhe (catalogue)

group exhibition 1998

"Szenenwechsel XIV", MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

solo exhibition 1999

Galerie Thomas Rehbein, Cologne
Gerhard Hofmann, Neustadt/Weinstraße
"paarweise", Ulmer Museum (catalogue)
Mannheimer Kunstverein (catalogue)

group exhibition 1999

Galerie Henze und Ketterer, Bern, Switzerland
"Bleistiftzeichnungen II", Galerie der Spiegel, Cologne
"Mito Moto", Reggio Emilia, I (catalogue)

solo exhibition 2000

"Kellnerinnen", Galerie manus presse, Stuttgart
Kammermuseum Otto Jägerberg, Baden-Baden

group exhibition 2000

"portraitartig", Galerie Thomas Rehbein "Landschaftsräume", Sammlung Deutsche Bank (catalogue)

solo exhibition 2001

Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf
Littmann Kulturprojekte, Basel
showroom, Münster (catalogue)
Galerie Liliana Maniero, Roma

group exhibition 2001

"desire", Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal (catalogue)
Galleria d´Arte Moderna, Bologna, curated by Peter Weiermair (catalogue)
"5 Herren", Galerie Klinkhammer und Metzner, Düsseldorf
Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen/Karlsruhe

solo exhibition 2002

"Kellnerinnen", Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg (catalogue)
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach (with Thaddäus Hüppi)
Galerie mauns presse, Stuttgart (with Thaddäus Hüppi)

solo exhibition 2003

wbd, Berlin
manus presse, Stuttgart

group exhibition 2003

"Herbarium der Blicke", Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (catalogue)
"Colorado", Galerie Klinkhammer und Metzner, Düsseldorf
"Das Unheimliche in der Malerei", Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst (catalogue)
"Straßenbilder", Basel, Littmann Kulturprojekte (catalogue)

solo exhibition 2004

"paarweise", Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg

group exhibition 2004

"Punktleuchten", Littmann Kulturprojekte (catalogue)

solo exhibition 2005

room project for "Littmann Kulturprojekte" with Klaus Burkhardt
Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Großhaus collection
"Stadtkünstler Baden-Baden 2005", Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst Baden-Baden

solo exhibition 2006

Museum Gottorf, Schleswig, Großhaus collection
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

group exhibition 2006

"Neue Malerei", Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

group exhibition 2007

"Classen Preferente", Galeria Graca Brandao, Porto
"11+1", Galerie Haus Schneider, Karlsruhe
Kennzeichen D / Sammlung Tedden, Galerie of the city of Remscheid
"Liebe.Love.Paare" Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
"Die Kunst zu sammeln", Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Garten Eden, Kunsthalle Emden

solo exhibition 2007

Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, with Andrea Lehmann

solo exhibition 2008

Bilder, Kunsthalle Lingen
Schloss Fachsenfeld, Aalen

group exhibition 2009

Auswahl Johannes Hüppi, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Baden-Baden
"Tier" Galerie Bischoff, Lahr
"International Drawing Exhibition" Se-Jong museum of culture, Seoul
"Die unsichtbare Hand", Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst

solo exhibition 2010

Galerie Levy, Berlin
Gallery Godo, Seoul

group exhibition 2010

Museum Burda "Die Bilder tun was mit mir...", Baden-Baden (catalogue)
"Kammermusik", Littmann Kulturprojekte, Basel
Institut Rheinumschlag, with Felix Droese and Jörg Wagner

solo exhibition 2011

Galerie Levy, Hamburg (catalogue)
cor Galerie, Zürich

group exhibition 2011

Museum Bochum, "Bildvertrauen", Jaeschke collection

solo exhibition 2012

Godo Gallery, Seoul

group exhibition 2012

Spinnerei Leipzig, Sammlung Thomas Rusche
Museum Emden, "Künstlerkinder"
Museum Frieder Burda, "Menschenbilder"