Profile

Introduction and Artist Statement

HMK is short for my full name Heinz Michael Kalkbrenner. Born in Germany I live and work in Sussex (UK) since 1994. After my first career in scientific research in Germany and in the UK, I am now artist and designer.

I started 2008 to make art, first in evening and weekend art classes, then while attending a first qualification course BTEC Art & Design Foundation Diploma at City College Brighton & Hove (2012) and then while studying for an Open BA at the Open University (2017) with courses about creativity in language, art & design. After these qualifying years I now further develop my way of making art.

Looking at my body of work so far, I notice the following characteristics that I summarise in form of an artist statement:

My art and design practices follow an abstracting process that can retain figurative elements and may have a meditative or surreal focus. I explore limits and possibilities of different materials and procedures by combining analogue and digital art production methods.

Three lines of artistic enquiry are dominant in my work: the spiritual symbolism in nature, the abstract versus nature contrast, and observational photography.




Works referenced in Books

Art in Brighton 2015 - by Alison & Torben Krog, ISBN 978-0-9928543-1-7,
Art in Brighton 2016 - by Alison & Torben Krog, ISBN 978-0-9928543-2-4,
Art in Brighton 2018 - by Alison & Torben Krog, ISBN 978-0-9928543-3-1,
Books available from Kemp Street Productions, Brighton.


Works referenced in Exhibition Catalogues

Mini Prints Cadaques 2014, 2015, 2016.


Some of the work is available online for purchase:
Standard prints at SaatchiArt.com
Greeting cards at Etsy.com
Textile designs at shopvida.com.

The images in the portfolio can be downloded for personal use (right click, save image). The quality of the download images is 150dpi for a 6" x 6" size print (15cm x 15cm) which is good for self-printed greeting cards.

Free downloads of some of my photographic work is available at:
unsplash.com.
These digital files can be used and shared (300dpi 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm). Print your own greeting cards or framed art works yourself. Customise gadgets like mobile phone cases with one of my designs through an online provider.

Other places to view my work:
Instagram.com.

My art works vary in size from 4” - 4’ (10cm - 120cm) and are printed on various media like paper, acrylic or metal sheets, wood or fabric.
I can be contacted via my Etsy shop: Etsy.com



Arts Education

  • 2017 BA (Hons) Open - Open University: Creativity in Language, Art & Design

  • 2012 Art & Design Foundation Diploma college course, City College Brighton & Hove




Current and Future Exhibitions - see more venue information on the links page

  • Hastings Art Forum - Gallery Art Sale 2019 Hastings 22.01.2019-10.02.2019

  • Hastings Art Forum - The Bigger Picture Exhibition Hastings 12.03.2019-03.03.2019

  • House one-six-nine - Artist Open Houses May 2019 Brighton 04.05.2019-26.05.2019

  • The Artbox.Projects Zürich 1.0 - Swiss Art Expo - Zürich 15.08.2019-19.08.2019



Past Exhibitions - see more venue information on the links page

  • House one-six-nine - Artist Open Houses May 2018 Brighton 05.05.2018-27.05.2018

  • Hastings Art Forum - Members Show Hastings (A-L) 06.03.2018-18.03.2018

  • The Artbox.Projects New York 1.0 - Armory Art Weeks 2018 - Stricoff Gallery 05.03.2018-16.03.2018

  • Art Bright In July 2017 - Jubilee Library Brighton 03.07.2017-16.07.2017

  • The Artbox.Projects Basel 1.0 - Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg 14.06.2017-18.06.2017

  • Fiveways Artists - Open House Pub - Brighton 25.03.2017-25.03.2018

  • Chevalier House - Artist Open Houses Christmas 2016 Brighton 26.11.2016-11.12.2016

  • 36th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Bages (France) 19.11.2016-15.01.2017

  • 36th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Pineda (Spain) 21.10.2016-06.11.2016

  • 36th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Wingfield (UK) 12.08.2016-11.09.2016

  • Art Bright In July 2016 - Jubilee Library Brighton 30.06.2016-06.07.2016

  • 36th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Cadaques (Spain) 25.06.2016-30.09.2016

  • Patcham Arts - Artist Open Houses May 2016 Brighton 07.05.2016-29.05.2016

  • Chevalier House - Artist Open Houses May 2016 Brighton 01.05.2016-29.05.2016

  • Fiveways Artists - Open House Pub - Brighton 14.02.2016-25.03.2017

  • 35th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Bages (France) 14.11.2015-17.01.2016

  • Chevalier House - Artist Open Houses Christmas 2015 Brighton 21.11.2015-13.12.2015

  • 35th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Pineda (Spain) 09.10.2015-01.11.2015

  • 35th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Wingfield (UK) 25.07.2015-30.08.2015

  • 35th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Cadaques (Spain) 27.06.2015-30.09.2015

  • Chevalier House - Artist Open Houses May 2015 Brighton 02.05.2015-24.05.2015

  • Patcham Arts - Artist Open Houses May 2015 Brighton 09.05.2015-24.05.2015

  • Pushing the Boundaries of Print - Roffey Park Institute Horsham 15.04.2015-28.06.2015

  • Pushing the Boundaries of Print - Museum and Art Gallery Worthing 28.02.2015-14.03.2015

  • Fiveways Artists - Open House Pub - Brighton 14.02.2015-14.02.2016

  • 34th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Bages (France) 15.11.2014-18.01.2015

  • Chevalier House - Artist Open Houses Christmas 2014 Brighton 29.11.2014-14.12.2014

  • 34th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Pineda (Spain) 04.10.2014-02.11.2014

  • 34th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Wingfield (UK) 26.07.2014-31.08.2014

  • 34th Mini Print International of Cadaques in Cadaques (Spain) 28.06.2014-30.09.2014

  • Patcham Arts - Artist Open Houses May 2014 Brighton 09.05.2014-25.05.2014

 

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