Heiko Zahlmann

Germany 1973

Graffiti, Installation, Sculpture, Painting


Heiko Zahlmann
Heiko Zahlmann
October 16, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Heiko Zahlmann is a German artist famous for his site-specific installations. He is also known by his graffiti pseudonyms Daddy Cool or RKT One. Born in 1973 in the city of Hamburg, Zahlmann has been active in urban areas of his native country and beyond for more than two decades. In 1999, he founded the studio collaboration getting-up in Hamburg together with the artists Gerrit Peters and Mirko Reisser (DAIM).

Heiko Zahlmann - 20357 - Hamburg - 2007
Heiko Zahlmann – 20357, 2007

Between Architecture and Sculpture

Over the years he has developed a style that fluidly moves between architecture, sculpture, painting and drawing. He converts letters in highly abstract and reduced forms often using solid walls instead of traditional canvases for his artworks. This stands for permanency, stability. and urbanism. Working in situ, his walls refer to the area and its surrounding. Writing still forms the base for the now three-dimensional shapes, but in its highly abstract form recognizable only at a second glance. He has exhibited his work at Galerie Borchardt, Hamburg; Galerie Schau Fenster, Berlin; David Bloch Gallery, Marrakesch, Marokko; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; Ernst Barlach Museum, Ratzeburg; and Galerie K31, Lahr, among others.

Heiko Zahlmann - Dachterrasse Hamburg - 2014
Heiko Zahlmann – Dachterrasse Hamburg, 2014

The artist is represented by BC Gallery and MAGMA Gallery.

Heiko Zahlmann lives and works in Hamburg.

Featured image: Heiko Zahlmann – Corian, 2012
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015In SituGalerie Borchardt, HamburgGroup
2014Elfte InterventionaleHaus am Lutzowplatz, BerlinGroup
2014Heiko Zahlmann, ART.FAIRKolnSolo
2014reKOLLECTGalerie Borchardt, HamburgGroup
2013Heiko ZahlmannBC Gallery, BerlinSolo
2013Words for WindowGalerie Schau Fenster, BerlinGroup
2012SINN & FORMGalerie Borchardt , HamburgSolo
2012reKOLLECTKunstraum Kreuzberg, BerlinGroup
2012(Dis)PlacementsSchaartorhof, HamburgGroup
2011Wilde ZeichenKunsthalle Krems, Krems, OsterreichGroup
2011Hall of FameDavid Bloch Gallery, Marrakesch, MarokkoGroup
2010Von der Wand in den Raum in den HimmelGalerie Borchardt , HamburgSolo
2009Urban Art | Werke aus der Sammlung ReinkingNeues Museum Weserburg, BremenGroup
2009BandeGalerie Borchardt, HamburgGroup
2007Still on and non the wiserVon der Heydt Museum, Kunsthalle Barmen, WuppertalGroup
2007Aktive KonstellationenHaus der Kunst der Stadt Brunn, TschechienGroup
2007Wakin Up Nightsde Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, SchweizGroup
2007We are the people darker than blueStilwerk, HamburgGroup
2007Schwarze BilderGalerie Art Studio 1, DeinsteSolo
2006Minimal Illusions– Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Rik ReinkingVilla Merkel, EsslingenGroup
2006What would I be without you… German Art Last Forty YearsCity Gallery, PragueGroup
2006Coming Soon…Projektraum Blashofer, BerlinGroup
2006ArtbeatPost CS, AmsterdamGroup
2005Smell of paint in the airHalle K3, Kampnagel, HamburgGroup
2005Passion des SammelnsAlte Baumwollspinnerei, LeipzigGroup
2005Codigos UrbanosLeganes, SpanienGroup
2005Smell of paint in the airWestwendischer Kunstverein, GartowGroup
2005Art Cologne 2005Koln, Sonderausstellung Sammlung ReinkingGroup
2005getting-upGalerie K31, LahrGroup
2003Zeichen an der WandLebensspuren Museum, Wels/Wien, OsterreichGroup
2003Da SeinSammlung Reinking, Ernst Barlach Museum RatzeburgGroup
2002getting-up FREIRAUMMuseum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, HamburgGroup
2002URBAN DISCIPLINE 2002Astrahalle, HamburgGroup
2001URBAN DISCIPLINE 2001Alte Postsortierhalle am Stephansplatz, HamburgGroup
2000URBAN DISCIPLINE 2000Thomas I-Punkt Halle, HamburgGroup