Hanne organizes each exhibition around a central theme. Please see below and learn about his most recent shows and running projects.

THIS IS AMERICA Boléro Gallery, Versoix, Switzerland 4 November - 16 December 2016 The paintings of This is America present fragments of objects and places from mainly New Jersey and New York City. They were photographed during the summer of 2015. With This is America Hanne explores American contemporary material culture through which we see two elements in his current art.  In the first place the paintings of this exhibition further emphasize his frequent use of unconventional but strong compositions. You will find earlier examples of this element in Hanne's work on the Front Gallery page of this website. In the second place he has given an overarching meaning to the individual paintings on display by combining them in sensitive pairs. A precedent to this approach of conceiving paintings without a shared formal solution as an ensemble was established with The Women, the Men, the Promise. You will see this triptych on the Front Gallery page of this website. The objects and places in the paintings of This is America are as varied as everyday life itself and as a collection they offer a colorful introduction to all things American. In this personal portrait, this snapshot, of American society you find parallels, contrasts, beauty and dark controversy. With other words, this is America.  

THIS IS AMERICA
Boléro Gallery, Versoix, Switzerland
4 November - 16 December 2016

The paintings of This is America present fragments of objects and places from mainly New Jersey and New York City. They were photographed during the summer of 2015.

With This is America Hanne explores American contemporary material culture through which we see two elements in his current art. 
In the first place the paintings of this exhibition further emphasize his frequent use of unconventional but strong compositions. You will find earlier examples of this element in Hanne's work on the Front Gallery page of this website. In the second place he has given an overarching meaning to the individual paintings on display by combining them in sensitive pairs. A precedent to this approach of conceiving paintings without a shared formal solution as an ensemble was established with The Women, the Men, the Promise. You will see this triptych on the Front Gallery page of this website.

The objects and places in the paintings of This is America are as varied as everyday life itself and as a collection they offer a colorful introduction to all things American. In this personal portrait, this snapshot, of American society you find parallels, contrasts, beauty and dark controversy. With other words, this is America.

 

ENCOUNTERS Encounters / Rencontres, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1 - 12 February 2016; Espace de la Grenette, Nyon, Switzerland, 15 - 26 February 2016 Hanne observes with Encounters the human-as-tourist response the moment people encounter a landmark, a monument or a work of art. As a reference to the particle collisions inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider Encounters has been specifically curated for the European Organization for Nuclear Research. At least once in their journeys around the world, tourists mentally collide with a vista or landmark that strikes them. This singular moment in time often triggers a fleeting response but a lasting impression. Through studied observation and a gut feeling for the right moment, Hanne captured people's initial reflections or surprising involuntary reactions. Sometimes the tourist attractions triggered a change in their facial expression, while other times there was a more contemplated response, like the couple posing for themselves in Philadelphia.

ENCOUNTERS
Encounters / Rencontres, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1 - 12 February 2016; Espace de la Grenette, Nyon, Switzerland, 15 - 26 February 2016

Hanne observes with Encounters the human-as-tourist response the moment people encounter a landmark, a monument or a work of art. As a reference to the particle collisions inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider Encounters has been specifically curated for the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

At least once in their journeys around the world, tourists mentally collide with a vista or landmark that strikes them. This singular moment in time often triggers a fleeting response but a lasting impression.
Through studied observation and a gut feeling for the right moment, Hanne captured people's initial reflections or surprising involuntary reactions. Sometimes the tourist attractions triggered a change in their facial expression, while other times there was a more contemplated response, like the couple posing for themselves in Philadelphia.

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THE ACANTHUS SERIES The Acanthus Series, a new and original exhibition project, depicts arresting combinations of surviving Roman or Greek architecture and modern scaffolding that protects or supports restoration. After years of travelling throughout Italy, Blitz has embarked on interpreting the architectural legacy of our Mediterranean past with a compelling artistic idea. The paintings of The Acanthus Series not only show unexpected juxtapositions of ancient, solid mass and modern transparency but also present on the bottom of each canvas an ancient Roman acanthus rosette, itself a symbol for longevity, in a circle, timeless symbol for protection. Thus each painting carries an emblem that stands for public and private efforts to preserve our cultural heritage. The Acanthus Series is a contemporary, appealing approach to our diverse, architectural patrimony of the ancient Mediterranean world, with the earliest exhibition date planned for the summer of 2019. Benevento, 2017. Oil on linen; 124 x 140 cm

THE ACANTHUS SERIES
The Acanthus Series, a new and original exhibition project, depicts arresting combinations of surviving Roman or Greek architecture and modern scaffolding that protects or supports restoration.

After years of travelling throughout Italy, Blitz has embarked on interpreting the architectural legacy of our Mediterranean past with a compelling artistic idea. The paintings of The Acanthus Series not only show unexpected juxtapositions of ancient, solid mass and modern transparency but also present on the bottom of each canvas an ancient Roman acanthus rosette, itself a symbol for longevity, in a circle, timeless symbol for protection. Thus each painting carries an emblem that stands for public and private efforts to preserve our cultural heritage.

The Acanthus Series is a contemporary, appealing approach to our diverse, architectural patrimony of the ancient Mediterranean world, with the earliest exhibition date planned for the summer of 2019.

Benevento, 2017. Oil on linen; 124 x 140 cm