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Michael Hermes

I was born in Essen (Germany) in 1950. After my studies in Bochum, Kiel and Stuttgart (Germany)
I taught Physics and Mathematics for 16 years.
I’ve been working as an independent artist since 1995, and since 1996 my paintings have been regularly on display.

Paper is my favourite material. But I work on canvas just as well and with similar technique. Even if all my paintings are abstract, you can always find figurative elements within. The variations of my intense colours and
the diversity of the folded forms invite to a meditation-like contemplation.

I get most of my inspiration from the region of Périgord, which I discovered in 1986.
I spend a lot of time in these parts of France to continue my work with the materials
I can find there: specially the hand-made paper I use to model my applications, my figures and my reliefs.

With the backing from my friend and mentor Karom Thomasson I got in close contact with many people from the Périgord. They supported me to organise some important exhibitions in this part of France.

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