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Volker Hermes: Humboldt-Hybrids

A conversation with Peter Tepe | Section: Summaries

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In a picture series, Volker Hermes combines polyhedra found in Geometry with insect diagrams from historical scientific expeditions. Hybrid beings emerge that can only be depicted in painting. They raise questions as to how three-dimensionality can be represented on the two-dimensional surface of the canvas.


Picture above the text: Volker Hermes: Humboldt-Hybride (2014). Exhibition view. Photo: Volker Hermes.

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