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Dima Hunzelweg

Dima Hunzelweg was born in 1968 into a family of an artist, thus being introduced to the process of making art in early childhood, on an unconscious level. After acquiring formal artistic education in the 1980s, he intentionally breaks free from academic schooling and figurative approach.

Today, he considers himself a self-taught artist whose artistic method was fully formed in the early 2010s, after long-term periods of living, working, self-educating and exhibiting across the globe (including 16 years in New York and 3,5 years in Italy). Expanding the boundaries of art and media both literally and metaphorically, he creates unique wall objects blurring the distinction between painting and sculpture, between 2D and 3D dimensions. 

In the art of Dima Hunzelweg, the material quality of his works plays a pivotal role. Processing certain materials, which mostly come to his attention by pure accident – be it stainless still or neoprene, it serves as an infinite source of inspiration for the artist. Exploring the limits of perfecting each piece by chiseling away the superfluous material. Making a single artwork might take several weeks and months of meticulous and time-consuming preparation. 

As for the method, Dima Hunzelweg relies on geometry as a source of the clearest outlook. In this regard, his work can be viewed as a new step in a deep-rooted tradition of minimalist art and geometric abstraction. Still, paying such close attention to the physicality of each work does not turn them into simple decorative objects. Using geometry laws to achieve an ideal result, the artist tends to work with fairly simple symmetrical forms that are completely assertive in their visual impact. On the outside, cold math is often concealed behind the eye-catching and often skin-friendly surface, resulting in a mixture of inner perfectionism and outer sensual beauty.

In a constant quest for exploration, Dima Hunzelweg is often driven by his interest in scientific progress and recent research. Considering art as a non-stop and ever-evolving process, he thinks that accumulating data and knowledge leads to a more elaborate philosophy. Such an approach, when combined with the pursuance of simplicity and perfection leads to the unquestionable approachability of his art from the viewer’s point of view. Unique wall objects by Dima Hunzelweg are equally appealing in terms of form and accessible in terms of ideas. What’s more, they look equally relevant among museum-quality pieces by representatives of a number of artistic movements, be it concrete art, op art, or Russian Suprematism.

Artist currently lives and works in Moscow and Hamburg.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2019 - “Möbius Loop” by a-s-t-r-a gallery, Spring/Break Art Show, New York
    • 2019 - Duo show by a-s-t-r-a, CUBE Moscow
    • 2016 - 70ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
    • 2015 - La Biennale internationale d'art non objectif de Pont-de-Claix, Grenoble, France
    • 2015 - Museo Roberto Bilotti Ruggi d'Aragona, Calabria, Italy
    • 2011 - Art Festival No Translation 2, Moscow

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

    • 2013 - House at the Embankment, curated by Simon Mraz, Moscow
    • 2012 - Bluemetrix, site-specific installation, curated by Christina Steinbrecher-Phandt, CHA, Moscow
    • 2012 - Public art projects: Russian-Dutch public art project “Building 35 with artist Martin Scholte, Art-Ovrag New Culture Festival, Vyksa

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:





    Works

    H-900 (Halbkugel)
    Hunzelweg Dima

    H-900 (Halbkugel), 2019

    neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
    900 x 900 x 458 mm
    D-503
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-503, 2019

    elastan, neoprene, glass, wood
    503 x 503 x 225 mm
    D-1002
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-1002, 2019

    polyester, steel, plywood
    1002 x 1002 x 295 mm
    D-472
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-472, 2019

    micro velvet, neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
    472 x 472 x 160 mm
    D-401
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-401, 2019

    biflex, neoprene, acrylic glass, plywood
    401 x 401 x 200 mm
    H-413
    Hunzelweg Dima

    H-413, 2019

    polyester, neoprene, glass, wood
    432 x 413 x 58 mm
    Alu
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Alu, 2015

    Aluminum
    80 x 45 cm, diameter 24+ mm
    Y
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Y, 2019

    biflex, neoprene, wood
    268 x 295 x 64 mm
    D-322
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-322, 2019

    viscose, neoprene, wood
    322 x 322 x 133 mm
    E-791
    Hunzelweg Dima

    E-791, 2019

    polyester, neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
    206 x 791 x 115 mm
    D-277
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-277, 2019

    neoprene, plastic, wood
    277 x 277 x 132 mm
    H-329
    Hunzelweg Dima

    H-329, 2019

    neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
    329 x 168 x 99 mm
    D-375
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-375, 2019

    biflex, neoprene, wood
    375 x 375 x 250 mm
    D-243
    Hunzelweg Dima

    D-243, 2019

    polyester, neoprene, glass, wood
    243 x 243 x 118 mm
    P-1005
    Hunzelweg Dima

    P-1005, 2019

    biflex, neoprene, wood
    1005 x 1005 x 255 mm
    F-529
    Hunzelweg Dima

    F-529, 2017

    Acrylic on cotton
    801 x 801 x 110 mm
    G-529 (Gelb)
    Hunzelweg Dima

    G-529 (Gelb), 2017

    Acrylic on cotton
    801 x 801 x 110 mm
    H-676 (Himmel)
    Hunzelweg Dima

    H-676 (Himmel), 2015

    Acrylic on cotton
    801 x 801 x 110 mm
    HW-100 (Halber Wurfel)
    Hunzelweg Dima

    HW-100 (Halber Wurfel), 2017

    Acrylic on cotton
    200 x 200 x 100 mm
    Signal orange
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Signal orange

    Acrylic on cotton
    600 x 600 x 114 mm
    Turkisblau
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Turkisblau, 2017

    Acrylic on cotton
    532 x 532 x 108 mm
    Wall sculpture (4-part)
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Wall sculpture (4-part), 2015

    Solid stainless steel, polished
    diameter ~280 mm
    Wall object
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Wall object, 2015

    Solid stainless steel, polished
    diameter 180 mm, depth 15 mm
    Wall object
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Wall object, 2018

    Solid stainless steel, polished
    diameter 111 mm, depth 55,5 mm
    Wall object
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Wall object, 2017

    Solid still according DIN 1.4301-V2A
    diameter ~40 mm, length 140 mm
    Diamant
    Hunzelweg Dima

    Diamant, 2016

    Chromed steel, polished
    height 54 mm, width 276 mm, length 276 mm
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