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“At first impression metal shows itself to be the material of consistency and solidity, but it is also the material resistant to any changes.
 To create a sculpture from an unhewn block you have to employ a lot of energy and strength.
 This creative process is the continuous confrontation of the artist with the material.
 The essence of my work is this dialogue with the material reaching and exceeding its own limits.

The experimented resistance – the resistance of the object – is an essential character of the significant experience of personal truth.
 With this exploration of the resistant opposite you can start a dialogue and experience yourself.”

 "Hans Some & sphid modular shell"-bio, 2014

 

Hans Some *1968 Munich, Germany, had his first appeareance in public in the “Cafe Schuldstruktur” with several installations and readymades.

Discovering the inexhaustible possibilities of metal design and expression in the studio of the sculptor Stefan Herzog, Munich, on the basis of techniques like casting and forging, which has left its indelible mark all the way through to his most recent works.

This motivated him to study from 1994-97 at Arts & Crafts School in Munich, where he passed the final project with distinction.

For over fifteen years he is living & working as a independent sculptor with his family in Alicante, Spain, where he installed his studio in 2000.

Participation in individual & collective exhibitions in Germany and Spain since 1985.

His work is included in several public & private collections in the UK, Spain & Germany.

INDIVIDUAL  EXHIBITIONS – selection:

2014    “SPHID DEVIANT” · EAC La Barbera · Villajoyosa/Spain

2013    “WERKSCHAU” · 0+2=1 lab · Alicante/Spain

2012    “DIÁLOGOS” · Gallery Sjengarden · Alfaz del Pi/Spain

2011    “LUCID SWAG” · Ateneo – Diputación de Alicante · Alicante/Spain

2010    “EMOTIONAL THROWBACK” · Installation – rhizómate · Alicante/Spain

2010    “SHORTCUTS & SPACES” · bauholz showroom · Alicante/Spain

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS – selection:

2016  AUS DER FERNE · Galerie Luzia Sassen · Windeck/Germany

2016  SECRERT GARDEN · Casa del Cable · Jávea/Spain

2015  1. ANNIVERSARY · Art9Gallery · Moraira/Spain

2015   KUNSTTAGE RHEIN-ERFT · Abtei Brauweiler · Cologne/Germany

2015   FIARTE  VI · Palacio Quinta Alegre & Galeria Cartel · Granada/Spain

2014   KUNSTTAGE RHEIN-ERFT · Abtei Brauweiler · Cologne/Germany

2013   FIARTE  III · Feria Internacional de Arte · Granada/Spain

2011   ROTARY CLUB · Hotel Milenio · Elche/Spain

2010   FORJA VIVA · Museo Marítimo de Barcelona · Barcelone/Spain

 

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS – selection:

2013   Certamen “FRANCESCO DE BENEDETTA” · Alfaz del Pi/Spain – 2.prize

2011   IX. Certamen Artes Plásticas · Muchamiel/Spain – selected work/finalist

2009  Premio “Creación Plástica“  · Palencia/Spain – selected work/finalist

2009  XI.Certamen Artes Plásticas“ Jiloca-Teruel/Spain- selected work/finalist

2009  XIV.  Certamen Arte No Morrazo · Cangas/Spain – selected work/finalist

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & PROJECTS:

2013    “0+2=1″  collective workshop with Gonzalo Nuñez (Argentina)

2012    SDH – Santé Sidi El Houari  · associate workshop instructor · Oran/Algerie

2007    ESPAIOFF  “Creación en la montaña” · La Vall de Gallinera · Alicante/Spain

2006   “shsh’s – somehandsomehands”  art collective with Flavio Diaz (Mexico)

 

PUBLICATIONS:

2011   “Lucid Swag – Hans Some”, Diputacion de Alicante/Spain