“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 *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:
2017 SPHID | PHAGUE | GLIA · Casa de Cultura · El Campello/Spain
2016 SECRERT GARDEN with Perceval Graells · Casa del Cable · Jávea/Spain
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
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)