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Mathias Hartmann

MA work


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2019



  • Mathias Hartmann’s work explores sound and image interactions focusing on musical narratives. Drone sounds, chord progressions or dynamics suggest a place, feeling or materiality. Informed by his education as musician and occupation with pop culture, his practice is situated between narration and documentation, still and moving image. Connections between sound and image are made through text and musical figures. While his practice can be considered as a reaction to his immediate environment, the work often appears palimpsest-like and resembles visual notes, song texts or poetry. Layer, repetition, materiality or texture is inherent in sound and image. These tensions between sound and image lead to different visual and textual forms.    

  • Degrees

  • MA Fine Arts, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • No Place To Hide: Ort, Kontrolle, Produktion, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Stuttgart 2013; Piirustuksen ja Maalauksen, Atski Gallery, Helsinki 2013; Walter Stöhrer-Preis für Grafik, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart 2016; Cruel, Palermo Gallery, Stuttgart 2017; Screen Check: vanish, Seen Through, Stuttgart 2017; DAAD Art Show, Copeland Gallery, London 2018
  • Awards

  • DAAD GRAFÖG scholarship 2018; Graduate scholarship Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts 2018; DAAD one-year graduate scholarship for Royal College of Art, 2017; Walther Stöhrer-Preis für Grafik 2016 (Recognition Award)
  • Publications

  • Bell Sounds, Self Published, 2018; Noise and Silence, Self Published, 2018; Text/Bild, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, p. 34-44, 2016; Re-writing Reality, Self Published, 2016; No Place To Hide: Ort, Kontrolle, Produktion, SadBK Stuttgart and Bundesagentur für Arbeit, ISBN 978-3-942144-22-3, p.42, 2013; Dawntapes, Self Published, 2011