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Hans Könings, Berliner Männer, Linoprint (2009)
Hans Könings
Berliner Männer

March 25  - May 8, 2009
The Dutch artist Hans Könings uses found photographic material as a point of departure for his working process. For Berliner Männer (Berlin Men) he has digitally scanned photos only of men hailing from or found in Berlin and enlarged them on his computer to almost life size. From these microscopically detailed versions of the materials, Könings makes drawings that are once again photographed and scanned, enlarged and worked over using all the methods of digital image production. With this, the processing of the source materials is being brought from second to third generation technology: Hans Könings makes linoleum cuts that, printed on pure black and white, assume the pre-photographic quality of the original snap shots and lend them a very personal signature.

Hans Könings (*1950 The Hague) studied painting and printmaking at the academies of Breda and Maastricht in the Netherlands. He was professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and guestlecturer in Düsseldorf and New Dehli. His works are a.o. in the collections of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. He currently lives and works in Berlin.