Hanne Kroll

Germany 1980

Sculpture, Painting


Hanne Kroll
Hanne Kroll
May 23, 2016

Hanne Kroll explores the abundance of nature and enchanting power of its life force that animates all the living beings. Her interest is the relationship between humans and animals, but her central subjects are just the later. There is a specific focus on structure and composition in her work, that compensates the absence of human figures. The texture play on the surface signifies the dual relationship, always implying that the nature of the subject is quite compelling.

Hanne Kroll - Bilder 13 (Left), Bilder 18 (Right)
Hanne Kroll – Bilder 13 (Left) / Bilder 18 (Right)

Diverse Education and Painting

Kroll was born in Munich, Germany in 1980. Her diverse education gave her the opportunity to explore her interests from many different points of views. She studied at the University of Augsburg, where she graduated with MA in Art History and Art Pedagogy and psychology. She worked as a painting teacher at the Berthold Brecht Univeristy of Augsburg and enrolled to Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 2007. Few years after enrolling at the Munich academy, she entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg.

The artist makes colorful paintings and dynamic sculptures

Hanne Kroll - Sculpture 3
Hanne Kroll – Sculpture 3

The Animal Life

Animals are the central subject of her paintings and sculpture. Whether they are portrayed alone or in duo, they present lively items that ornate the space they enter. The artist is specifically interested in the surface of the paintings and the materials she uses for her sculptures. Her themes vary, but the animal life is what she chose as an endless supply of effective motifs. Along with animals, Kroll paints landscapes using large brush strokes and simple color palette.

Animals are the central subject of Kroll’s work

Hanne Kroll - Hippiekoi 2 (Left), 2012, Hippiekoi 1 (Right), 2012
Hanne Kroll – Hippiekoi 2 (Left), 2012 / Hippiekoi 1 (Right), 2012

Simple Pieces with Emotion

The paintings are minimalistic in their subject. They are simple, though full of color and movement. Hanne Kroll paints floating Japanese Koi fish, still and noiseless in a colorful tranquillity, or happy dogs and flapping birds. The animals are full of zest and vigor, or calmness and harmony. They are made with the subliminal presence of emotion, with an attractive embellishing effect.

The artist is represented by Galerie Hegemann.

Hanne Kroll lives and works in Attenhausen, Germany.

Featured image: Hanne Kroll – Bilder 3
All images © Hanne Kroll

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Diplomausstellung (Final exhibition of diploma in the academy)Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, GermanySolo
2014Brucken (Bridges)Gallery of the town Tannheimer Thal, AustriaGroup
2014Doiskuren Gallery of artists, Munich, GermanyGroup
2014Schwarmverhalten (Swarming behaviour)The CKF Galerie, Munich, GermanySolo
2014All along the watchtowerGalerie Weise, Chemnitz, GermanyGroup
2013Lugar a janela (Window seat)Parpue Chiado, Rua Garett, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2013DogartaGallery Bestregarts, Fankfurt- on-Main, GermanyGroup
2012AAF MailandBrussel Galerie, Neuhauser Kunstmuhle Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2012Too little time, too much weatherTemporary project room, Occam 20, Munich, GermanyGroup
2012Hello Mr. DuchampPavillon of fine arts in the old botanic garden, Munich, GermanyGroup
2011Pink FishProject room TH51, Munich, GermanyGroup
2011Projet du champBunker Chexbres, SwitzerlandGroup
2011Beautiful new paintings - Shoots on the eyesTemporary project room Balan 21, Munich, GermanyGroup
2011MalarstwoPolish Institute, Munich, GermanyGroup
2011TransformationenProject Galerie Kampl, Munich, GermanyGroup
2011The sevenMunich (catalogue), Germany Group
2010Your Place or MineHalle 50, Munich, GermanyGroup
2010Uber KitschVyner Studio, London, EnglandGroup
2010LustBazonnale, Weimar, GermanyGroup
2009PositionsAllianz Akademie, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2009Picture of classGalerie Neuhauser Kunstmuhle, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2009Europe NowSeyhoun Gallery, West Hollywood, USAGroup
2009Europe meets AmericaSeyhoun Gallery, West Hollywood, USAGroup